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Q: Sen Kennedy's record ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Sen Kennedy's record
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: handsome1131-ga
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Posted: 05 Sep 2006 14:14 PDT
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What was Sen Kennedy's stand on Vietnam.....against or for?
Subject: Re: Sen Kennedy's record
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 05 Sep 2006 15:00 PDT
Dear Handsome, 

There were two "Senator Kennedy", Robert (Bob), who was assassinated
in 1968, and Edward (Ted). Both officially opposed furthering the
involvement in Vietnam, after the assassination of JFK.

"Bob and Ted Kennedy were senators together from 1965 until 1968. Ted
was made for the Senate; Bob found its procedures and pomposity
trying. But Bob, the elder, was the leader, especially in his growing
opposition to the war in Vietnam. " (SOURCE: A Significant Senator ,
PBS, <>).

Ted, on the other hand, initially participated in the meetings perior
to the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, to join later the anti-Vietnam

Ted Kennedy also participated in anti-Vietnam rallies (in 1969): 
October 15 1969, "On this Day - 1969: Millions march in US Vietnam Moratorium", BBC

Here you can read an interview with Robert F. Kennedy, given in 1967,
regarding Vietnam:

"Town Meeting of the World: "The Image of America and the Youth of the World"
With Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Gov. Ronald Reagan" 

I hope this answers your question. Please contact me if you need any
clarification on this answer befoer you rate it. Search strategy:
- Because Sen. Ted Kennedy has recently made remarks comparing Vietnam
and Iraq, many webpages are dedicated to that (especially conservative
ones claiming that he "supported the Tonkin resolution" or "initially
supported the war"); In order to get some non-biased pages, I excluded
the terms "bush" and "iraq" from my searches.
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