Dr. King’s Words on Vietnam Still Ring True for Gaza

Source: Antiwar.com
by Andrew Moss

“As Israeli troops continue their assault in Rafah, increasing the death toll and displacing – yet again – hundreds of thousands of Gazans, there’s much to be learned from recalling Dr. Martin Luther King’s visionary words on Vietnam 57 years ago. Breaking his silence on a war that by then had claimed over 20,000 American and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese lives, King declared that the war in Vietnam was swallowing ‘men and skills and money like some demonic, destructive suction tube.’ It was blocking, he said, whatever progress the nation had been making toward economic and racial justice. Moreover, any hopes for a genuine multiracial democracy were being cruelly undercut by a war that drew disproportionately on poor American youth.” (05/23/24)