The Nation: Outrage and Releif

Outreage and Relief

The bombing stirred mixed hut predominantly critical reactions in the U.S. and round the world. Most of America's European allies were officially silent. The themes of world, reaction ranged from outrage, to a more moderate sadness, to a kind of unenthusiastic sympathy for the President's implacable line. Only on Taiwan and in Saigon were the raids greeted with almost unmitigated satisfaction. Then, with the bombing halt, came expressions of relief and hope mixed with recrimination. A sampling of reactions:

BEFORE THE BOMBING HALT

The Times of London: "He [Nixon] ordered the most pulverising saturation bombing against the wretched Vietnamese people which...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!