This is not to say that Colby was innocent of wrongdoing in Vietnam. It was while he was director of the CIA that the agency failed to predict accurately the collapse of South Vietnam until two weeks before the event. The failure led to our leaving behind thousands of Vietnamese that we had led to rely on us, actually kicking them away as they scrambled to board our departing planes and helicopters.
But, all in all, the impression this book leaves is of a decent and reasonable man trying to deal with the daily ambiguity and complexity that characterized the life Americans led in Vietnam.
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|Date:||Nov 1, 1989|
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