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  •  Geez (3+ / 0-)
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    The US did a better job trying to win the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese.  And we were simultaneously propping up a corrupt oligarchy in Saigon that suppressed Buddhists.

    "You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate — the unloved and the unnatural!" -Charlie Chaplin

    by KingofSpades on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 12:00:39 PM PDT

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    •  It's a little known fact that (5+ / 0-)

      the Buddhist monk who immolated himself was not protesting the Vietnam War, but the suppression of Buddhists by the government of South Vietnam.

      "You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate — the unloved and the unnatural!" -Charlie Chaplin

      by KingofSpades on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 12:01:41 PM PDT

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