Here's a prime reason why America's Service men bled and died in the jungles and rice patties of Vietnam from 1964 to 1975. While people will argue with you until they turn blue that the Vietnam War was a nationalistic war against colonialism and the US had no reason to interfere, they seem to forget that the masters of Vietnam are indeed communists who have dragged the people of Vietnam through their tyrannous hell. I just hope that what this nation sacrificed in Vietnam has not left the hearts of the people in Vietnam. After reading this:
"It was time to leave," Duong said. "I had to give my children the opportunity to escape the intimidation, the pressure. I wanted to give them a fresh start."I think the Fire of Liberty burns brightly in the souls of Vietnam's populace because freedom is a desire of all mankind. One day the people of Vietnam will enjoy the freedoms we take for granted here in the US.
Also see this Op/Ed by Thomas P. Lipscomb in The New York Post on Vietnam some thirty years hence. Lipscomb lays out a good argument on why the Vietnam War was more beneficial to the defeat of Communism and the spread of freedom throughout the World than what most people let on in the media and history books.