With the perspective of having lived through that era, and of having served on active duty in the US Navy from 1962 to 1964, I offer my thoughts on the subject, and tie it in to what is happening in American Politics today.
| Home on shore leave during WWII.|
My Father Frank Edward Lockwood
holding me, California, USA
Now for my comments as follows:
I respect the Vietnam veterans for their sacrifice and love of country. They were my comrades. Just guys like me, they signed up to serve their country, and swore to pay the ultimate price to defend their homeland if need be.
Unfortunately, I think they were used for other, more ulterior purposes.
They were victims, and the people who died on both sides were victims: victims of they American political/economic system and big-money interests who were defending what they saw as their natural rights to a foreign market.
I think we need to get the extraordinary, corporate money out of politics, and the sooner the better.
Overturning Citizens United would be a step in that direction.