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Chickenhawk in Chief

The president believed someone should be over in Vietnam fighting—so long as it wasn't him.
Source: Yuri Gripas / Reuters

Those who were around during the Vietnam war have exhausted every possible argument about who did what, and why, and when, and with what justification.

Those who were not around must no doubt have had their fill—though for them and everyone else I highly recommend the on the Vietnam war by the filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, which will air on PBS in September (and which I’ve been watching in previews). Not everyone will agree with every part of its emphasis, but everyone will learn from it and, I predict,

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