Differences Between Vietnam and Iraq Protests

RECEIVED Fri., July 30, 2004

Dear Editor,
   Regarding my letter printed in your July 16 issue ["Postmarks"]: Being regular Army (1968-1980), I was fully aware of the demonstrations against the Vietnam War itself, but not of the references to Brown & Root, or the seven documentaries you mention. Of the seven, four were produced before 1968; the others were made three to six years after the Tonkin incident! (Moore's film was made while the war on terror is still going on.)
   Were the makers of these documentaries interviewed on national TV news programs? Did they get full-page news articles about them? Was Lyndon Johnson referred to in them as the "nonelected" president? Were there "Re-Defeat Lyndon Johnson" bumper stickers?
   Incidentally, it has come to light after the fall of the USSR that many of the "anti-war" groups (including Sen. Kerry's) were started, supported, or financed by the KGB!
John G. Dana
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