what a great documentary
I loved the way the film maker juxtaposed the view taken by some US servicement compared to that of the Vietnamese.
It was just so raw and real, you could get a real sense of the two sides conflicting views, as well as the lengths they would go to to be victorious.
I don't think the American administration of the time could have been shown in a worse light. It exposed them as being rotten to the core, full of lies. They were basically brain washing an entire nation with 'spin'. The age old story of dehumanizing the 'enemy' and making it easier for the soldiers to kill them and deal with the consequences.
The segment with the general talking about how the Vietnamese didn`t value life as much as the Americans made me sick.
The Americans were the enemy in this war, the Vietnamese people were simply defending their homeland.
It is a similar case to what is happening today in the middle east. I can`t believe the US has learned nothing from the past 50 years.
Ironically the actions of the US to do away with communist societies and encourage capitalism will ultimately lead to the demise of the USA as a super power if it has not already.
China was a sleeping giant and has emerged from its slumber. The US has over stretched its forces in a poor attempt to police the world. The US may have to face up to its history soon enough.