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Listening to right-wing radio one cannot help but notice a palpable nostalgia for the Vietnam War Recently people calling in to radio programs dealing with the presidential race tend to complain about John Kerrys eventual opposition to the war implying that the US war effort was somehow a righteous cause The idea is that the US effort no matter how ideologically vague or politically misconstrued was essentially altruistic as it represents an attempt by the moral US to share democracy with the rest of the world this of course before the evil lefty hippies stepped in and nixed the endeavor I hate to pop anyones bucolic fantasy of American flags flying over Vietnamese rice fields but the fact of the matter is that Americas initial involvement in Vietnam had little to do with democracy After all the US prior to sending large numbers of troops provided almost all of the funding for the French effort to re-establish themselves as a colonial power In other words the US was supporting Western colonialism The Vietnamese coalition yes it was a coalition by the way opposed to France and later to the US were clearly fighting against colonialism For this reason I think we should stop talking about the great democratic effort of the US in South-east Asia When the war is viewed in terms of its original objectives one cannot help but conclude that the US had no moral right to murder people in a country half-way across the globe With this in mind my personal opinion on Kerry and the Vietnam period is that Kerrys opposition to the war and his discarding of his metals afterwards is one of the few really good reasons to vote for him
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