INDO-CHINA: Explanation

INDOCHINA

The Vietnamese Minister for Information, Le Thang, was helpfully trying to explain the situation in Indo-China as he saw it. "The trouble here," he said, "is that the average Vietnamese doesn't want the U.S. to come in because he's afraid of atomic bombs. He doesn't want the Communists because he's afraid of China. He doesn't want the French to stay because they're colonialists. He wants a strong Vietnamese government, but not mobilization. He doesn't want elections because the Communists might win."

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