Vietnam War, 1955-1975

Colin Powell’s Legend [with 1968] My Lai Massacre.” Robert Parry and Norman Solomon, 1996.  The 1989 documentary video, “Four Hours in My Lai: Anatomy of a Massacre” is presented here.  Understand that the U.S. sold the war to the American people and the draftees as a war against communism so that young men could dig and find their hatred for an ideology and then put that hateful subject in a foreign land with instructions to kill.  It just made killin’ that much easier.  And then to read the comments section of the video on YouTube just shows what little understanding, not a defense mind you, but what little historical context and understanding the commenters have.

Check out the comments from this shorter version of the documentary here:

Vietnam Falls: It Is Time to Establish Responsibility,” Susan M.L. Huck, 2003.

If you’re looking for a list of books on the Vietnam War, this is not a bad place to start.