Letters to the Editor
View of Vietnam War
It's beyond me how so many feeble-minded liberals can oppose the U.S. Vietnam policy since our government has cogent grounds for doing what it does:
1. Our domestic industry is vastly fostered by the huge quantities of napalm, explosives, planes, tanks and other supplies expended in Vietnam.
2. The drafting of young men off the street generally the poorer, less educated, racially undesirable and in short, expendable ones eliminates potential troublemakers and shortens the unemployment lists.
3. The problem of over population is alleviated. The 22,000 Americans killed while trying to kill South Vietnamese and the many hundreds of thousands, well over a million in fact, of Asiatics killed in Vietnam are that many less consumers and competitors on this earth.
4. U.S. agriculture is helped (this is important for Mayor Daley’s state) by the elimination of a rival. South Vietnam is a rice basket of Asia, a former great exporter of rice. Allied with India or China this would be a great asset to those starving nations.
5. As a religious nation, we must stop communism at all costs. Even if all South Vietnamese are exterminated, it’s a small price to pay. As long as we stop Marxism with its empty promise of betterment to the poor.
6. Just because the government of South Vietnam is an unpopular and detested dictatorship, that is no reason why we should not support it. Throughout the world we find ourselves constrained to support dictatorships and reactionary governments which oppress their peoples and are hated by them.
These are some of the reasons why the U.S. must not waver in Vietnam. In fact we should use the atom bomb not only against Vietnam, but against North Korea for capturing our spy ship, and against all Communists and neutral countries including France, India, Sweden, Cambodia, Egypt, Guatemala, Cuba and most other South American countries, where our ambassadors are not treated with the devotion they deserve.