Gee. Aside from avoiding a few million deaths, wonder what would have happened had we restored relations in 1965? Minneapolis StarTribune (05.19.08):
"Destitute and war-ravaged a generation ago, Vietnam today boasts a fast-growing economy and a youthful workforce that has helped propel two-thirds of its 85 million people out of poverty since 1986. The United States, which restored relations with Vietnam in 1995, 20 years after the 'American War,' is one of Vietnam's largest trading partners and investors." Trade rules where guns once blazed"In the process, Vietnam has become one of Asia's economic stars, surpassing neighboring Thailand by some measures." The Vietnam War. What a monumental waste. And now we have Iraq. God help us.