Post by Dennis C
Kennedy got us into Vietnam and Lyndon Baines escalated it and John Cullom who was in "Northern Exposure" was the 4th best a actor from Knoxville behind Jerome Courtland, Polly Bergen, and David Keith.
But good to hear your perspective, Bobby!!
Perspectives are interesting with respect to where one stands in one's
point of view. As to your initial point of view, "Kennedy got us into
It is clear that history states that Eisenhower did not agree with the
Geneva Accords which enacted a seperation of North and South Vietnam
and was signed by France and North Vietnam. He created the Southeast
Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), which was put into place to stop
Communist influence in Southeast Asia. The people of the south chose
Ngo Dinh Diem as their ruler and Ho Chi Minh ruled the north. Diem
refused to go along with the planned elections in 1956 to unite the
nation so the Vietminh members in the south created the Viet Cong and
the war between north and south for control of the country began.
Kennedy only sent more advisors and machinery, but did not send over
more troops. In 1963, Kennedy focused his attention into supporting a
coup to overthrow Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother, who was believed to
be a negative influence in the war. Not too long after, Diem and his
brother were killed. Kennedy's involvement in the war ended three
weeks after their death when he was assassinated.