April 12, 2013 at 9:53 PM by Dr. Drang
As a young man, our new Secretary of State became famous as a spokesman for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Forty-two years ago this month, he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and said this:
Each day to facilitate the process by which the United States washes her hands of Vietnam someone has to give up his life so that the United States doesn’t have to admit something that the entire world already knows, so that we can’t say they we have made a mistake. Someone has to die so that President Nixon won’t be, and these are his words, “the first President to lose a war.”
We are asking Americans to think about that because how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?
It’s still a good question.