Debate:Was the American involvement in the Vietnam War justified?

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To prevent the spread of communism, Yes. Whether or not we won is irrevlant. You can't win them all, and we chose to lose in DC not VC. --Wally 12:42, 26 June 2007 (EDT)

No

The amount of American lives spent to support a largely unpopular war (There and Here) was ridiculous, and what to stop the spread of an idea? Most of the Vietnamese people supported communistic principles and Ho Chi Minh. Plus in 1975, it still became a communist country when the South collapsed.--Snotbowst 14:33, 17 May 2008 (EDT)


No

It is to my knowledge that the Vietnamese people were originally in favor of the communist takeover. This stems out of the fact that the communist revolutionaries fought against the occupation of the French and were seen as heros to the state. The majority of the vietnamese wanted the change and the US disagreed and became involved...... to me, becoming involved in stopping a popular movement is a little ridiculous especially when it was vastly unpopular at home. After the US ended the war in Vietnam, the communist movement continued and eventually took over showing its power and popularity. That being said maybe later in the years, the Vietnamese looked back and said, "Hey maybe this wasn't such a good idea?" but at the time the US did not have the right to decide what is right and what is wrong in a foreing land. 17:56 26 May 2009 user Counterpoint23

Yes

I donĀ“t believe that most Vietnamese people support Communism. Especially if you see the Vietnamese people, who wanted to escaped to Saigon US embassy. North Vietnam only won because it was supported by Soviet Union and other Communist states. So, why should the USA ignore this problem and leave this country to the Soviets?--JoeyJ 12:21, 19 May 2014 (EDT)

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