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Why did the United States lose the Vietnam War?
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"Come gather round people, wherever you roam, and admit that the waters around you have grown, and accept it that soon you"ll be drenched to the bone. If you"re time to you is worth saving, then you better start swimming or you"ll sink like a stone, for the times they are a-changing..." [The Times They Are A-Changing. Bob Dylan, Anti War Protest Song 1969] The Vietnam War was an episode in American history that the majority of those involved would wish to forget; not only the American soldiers whose forces were subject to their first ever military defeat, but...
In hiding many facts about the war, the eventual surfacing of the truth only served to haunt President Johnson later in his campaign, leading him to decline running for a second term of office, a clear indication of how much the Vietnam war effected him. He indeed made the fatal error in his politics of turning his own people against him. As a result he was increasingly leading himself down the slippery slope of defeat. To coin a famous Vietnamese proverb: "Luoi Khong Xuong-xe lo leo."

"The tongue has no bones-it can be easily twisted in any direction."

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