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2012-10-21

Summers Says Euro Crisis Approach Evokes U.S. in Vietnam War


Summers Says Euro Crisis Approach Evokes U.S. in Vietnam War

Marines guard the evacuation of civilians at Tan Son Nhut airbase in Vietnam while 
under Viet Cong fire, during the fall of Saigon, on April 15, 1975. 
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Det var en bra dag för Klas Eklund och andra som gladde sig åt att socialismen var införd i ännu ett land. Och segern var nära även i Sverige trodde många och fruktade andra.

"Den 27 augusti 1975 slog nyheten ned som en bomb i den svenska debatten"
"Revolution i Sverige" stod det på DN:s löpsedlar.
Boken "Löntagarfonder" hade kommit ut.

- Huvudförfattare var den då 61-årige LO-ekonomen /Rudolf Meidner/


Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said European leaders’ handling of the sovereign debt crisis evokes comparisons with U.S. strategy during the Vietnam War until helicopters pulled out of Saigon.

“An observer such as myself who wishes the project well, but is able to maintain some degree of detachment, sees in some of what has taken place a pattern all too reminiscent of U.S. decision making during the Vietnam War,” Summers said at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin yesterday.


Citing research by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, Summers said U.S. policy makers opted at each juncture of the war in Vietnam to do the “minimum” to avoid an imminent catastrophe “until it all collapsed around them and the helicopters left Saigon.” 

 

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