In the 50 years since the Vietnam War ended, America has tried to forget what really happened and instead created a mythology of a noble cause that whitewashes over the suffering we inflicted on that country.
From humble beginnings in the halls of the CIA, the war escalated to unbelievable levels of violence based on the fake Gulf of Tonkin incident. It was a formula that would be repeated with future American wars.
During the course of the war, more bombs were dropped on tiny Vietnam and later Laos and Cambodia than were dropped during all of World War II. Napalm, cluster bombs and white phosphorous bombs were added to the l ... continue reading »