I have read quite a lot of history, but I somehow wasn’t aware that we actually supplied Ho Chi Minh with weapons to fight the Japanese during World War II. It seems like we constantly have a problem with supplying weapons to people that eventually become our enemy. One only as to look at recent examples like Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Ho Chi Minh really represents the double whammy because not only did we initially supply him with weapons, but in fighting him we also did something else which is quite common in our history: Trying to overthrow a popular national leader for reasons that were bogus. We claimed at the time that Ho Chi Minh was a puppet of the Soviet Union, but this was not the case. The more I read about our history the more I realize that we not only have created many of our enemies, but as was the case in Iran in the 50’s, we also have often been on the wrong side of history. We should probably stay out of other countries unless we really are clear eyed about what is going on. If not, it always seems to come back and haunts. I am worried that our current drone policy will create another in a long line of self created problems for this country.