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  •  Well, if we were asking realpolitikers like (2+ / 0-)
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    Zbigniev Brezhinski or Madeleine Albright, they might respond that getting France to sign on to NATO was 'worth it,' if the price was only a few measly brown and yellow peoples in southeast Asia.

    Few Americans know that Ho Chi Minh actually quoted from the U.S. Declaration of Independence when he addressed the Vietnamese people from the public square in Hanoi following Japan's surrender and Hanoi's investiture by Viet Minh forces.

    Harry 'screwed up' but, as a fellow Missourian who came of age iin his birth town (Lamar, MO), I can testify to the perils of promoting a small-town haberdasher to the nation's highest office :) JK! I like HST a lot, but I profoundy disagree with the moral calculus I alluded to in my first paragraph. That goes for Iraqi children and luring the USSR into Afghanistan also, FWIW.

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