Monday, June 04, 2007
It was a long ago self that was betrayed. I recall the psychological shock of the Tet offensive. Art Buchwald had a cartoon in which an American in the embassy runs a mimeograph reprinting, 'We're winning,' while saying 'The enemy can't win. They wouldn't know how to run the printing press' risibly making apologists for the American effort ridiculous. Instapundit now cites discussion of the North Vietnamese spy who helped plan the attack on our embassy. He 'helped out' Halberstam, the most celebrated reporter in VN; he aided other reporters and the US and south Vietnamese Army. Did our reporters ever express betrayal as this came out, ever regret for the Americans and Vietnamese killed and betrayed? Sad; alienating.