NIXON, RICHARD M. 1913-1994.
WHATEVER OUR MISTAKES, THE UNITED STATES TRIED AND FAILED IN A JUST CAUSE IN VIETNAM.
Typed Letter Initialed (RN), 1 p, 4to, New York City, February 22, 1985, to Lawrence Spivak, on personal letterhead, forwarding a copy of his latest book, very fine.
Nixon sends this note with a copy of No More Vietnams (book not present here) to Meet the Press moderator Lawrence Spivak, noting that, in a few months, the media will mark the tenth anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the public will be inundated with commentary on the Vietnam War. As a counterpoint, Nixon presents his own take on events: There can be an honest difference of opinion over whether we should have become involved in Vietnam and how the war was conducted. But after witnessing the reign of terror that has been imposed upon the people of Vietnam and Cambodia by the Communist regimes we opposed, fair-minded observers can reach only one conclusion: Whatever our mistakes, the United States tried and failed in a just cause in Vietnam.
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