“I will wage this war with the lessons I learned in war.”
To get out in three months?
. . . and carry lots of film.
Bring your own camera? Bring lots of film. Interview yourself for future footage?
Be for the war when its politically appropriate. Be against the war when it works to your advantage. Be for and against the war at the same time.
War is about headlines.
Commit war crimes (his own words)?
Then accuse other soldiers of committing war crimes?
He told the senate foreign relations committee in ’72 that the Vietnam War was a mistake, that communists were no threat to us, and that Americans were being paranoid. That’s how he’s going to wage this war?
Great line, I’m stealing it.
Does anyone have good knowledge, or link(s) to unbiased details of John’s Vietnam tour.
There seems to be conflicting evidence about:
1. The circumstances of his voluntary duty. Some info says he initially tried for alternative service, when that did not work, he accepted the Navy?
2. The circumstances of his service; how long in Vietnam, how long in active service? Did he serve out his enlisted term?
3. The circumstances of his metals. Some info indicates it was John who made the case for the awards, not his superior(s)?
Thanks for help in advance.