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culcha:" They weren't privates or lieutenants in 1945. They were born after that war. And during the Vietnam War, they were (conveniently) of draftable age, and many were in fact drafted. And while some of them burned their draft card and/or went to Canada, for the most part the Anti-War Movement was generally popular among all groups of Americans, and was not the property of Boomers."

Most of the WW2 types were long gone from the service by the time of Vietnam. The military was immediately downsized after WW2. Went back up for the Korean War, then immediately downsized after.

Many people turned against the Vietnam War when it became obvious that LBJ wouldn't go after the real targets and it was something that was never going to end, or could end the way we were fighting the war. Also, many people realized that the south Vietnamese could care less how the war turned out and were not behind it. they had been ruled by half a dozen other powers before. Self rule was not something they were familiar with.

You don't go to war with one hand tied behind your back, and that is what LBJ did every day of the war. All the strategic targets 'off limits'......

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