Nation: The War Within

In a recent question-and-answer session at the University of Pittsburgh, Vice President Hubert Humphrey was asked about "ghastly, barbarous American attacks in Viet Nam." Humphrey exploded: "I'm glad you asked about that! I'm really going to tear into you! Only the Viet Cong has committed atrocities in Viet Nam! The Viet Cong has committed the most unbelievable acts of terrorism the world has ever known!"

Humphrey was, of course, overstating the case. War is war, and in Southeast Asia the South Vietnamese and probably some Americans have committed acts that would not be approved under the Geneva Conventions. But the fact remains...

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