In \”Seven Steps to Hell,\” an article in his byline \”The Fifth Column\” (March 3, 2007), Paul R. Hollrah mentions an interview appeared in the August 3, 1995 edition of the Wall Street Journal with former North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin. In it, according to Hollrah, Col. Tin described \”the step-by-step defeat of US forces,
not on the battlefield, but in the White House, in the Halls of Congress, in the streets of America, and on our college and university campuses.\” And Hollrah ends the paragraph with the rhetorical question \”Sounds familiar?\”
—–But, contrary to what Hollrath claims, the fifth column in this country was not in the White House, in the Halls of Congress, in the streets of America, and on our college and university campuses.
—–The War in Vietnam was lost even before it started, when the ones who planned it at the secret meetings in the Council on Foreign Relations, decided that profitable wars were not to be won. Because of their usual preference for cognitive dissonance, they called it \”containment doctrine.\”
—–It was in these secret meetings, and not in the White House, the……..