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What’s old is new again

Reporter Peter Grose wrote a Sept. 4, 1968, New York Times article headlined “U.S. encouraged by Vietnam vote.” “U.S. officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of the turnout in South Vietnam’s presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting … According to reports from Saigon, 83 percent of the 5.85 million registered voters cast their ballots … many risking reprisals threatened by Vietcong.”

Of course, the Vietnam War raged another eight long years.

Meanwhile, some Iraqis voted this past weekend, too.

Thomas M. “Zeke” Tafoya


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