The difficulty we are all facing is, as usual, that no one is sure how things will end up. And because no one can be sure how matters will conclude, often we, as timid humans, decide to wait and see — delaying the decision to do anything until matters become inevitable and we are force to respond.
Vietnam? Only when those images streamed on the evening news did the public come to understand the cost in human tragedy — ours and the Vietnamese. Only then did people begin to judge and vehemently oppose the war. That was too late for thousands.