Once you successfully purge your mind of U.S. propaganda about
"liberating the Vietnamese form the Commies" and actually look at the
historical facts, you see just another dirty colonial war, one of a
depressing line going back thousands of years.
>> I believe on the first few pages of the "Pentagon Papers," there is a description of the opening up of communications between Ho Chi Minh and FDR (the former seeking recognition from the US gov't).