Photo taken by AP Photographer Eddie Adams
South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police, fires his pistol into the head of suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem, also known as Bay Lop, on a Saigon street, early in the Tet Offensive on Feb. 1, 1968.
Our fake president missed his chance to weasel into photos like this one. He stayed safely back in the States with his “bone spurs”. Some young Americans beat the draft and stayed out of that corrupt foreign war. It was always easier of course for the wealthy and connected to do the same.
Recent generations of American military ordered into action in various of the 150-plus countries where we garrison troops are unencumbered nowadays by the oversight provided by a Free Press. Must warm the cockles of our Fake President.
Here’s a fine article on the official and freelance photographers who covered the VietNam War.