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Napalm Girl: Kim Phuk -- Roxy
I do not think it represented the Vietnam war. Those who were opposed
to the war used the photograph
to their political advantage.
do not "lie", but how they are interpreted and presented to the
people can bring about false assumptions.
A lot of people thought that the United States had dropped the Napalm on the
village. We did not. The bomb (Napalm) was dropped by the South
Vietnamese Air Force. I
have heard several stories about the incident some saying it was an accident
and others saying the
strike was called in. Regardless, innocent people were killed and
injured from this incident. In
war you are going to have a lot of innocent people getting killed or wounded.
It is a tragic fact but that's war!
I feel the photo was used by those who opposed the war to it's fullest extent.
Did it have impact on protests back in the US?
Did it have an impact on YOU?
Not really, I was upset from the sensationalism from the press and war protestors and I felt sorry for the girl. Like I said earlier this was war and innocent people get hurt.
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