Myth: "Anti-war" protests shortened the war and saved lives
Fact: "Anti-war" protests were really pro-Hanoi protests. They had little effect on swaying public opinion, but they prolonged the war.
- "Anti-war" protests were carefully organized communist-led affairs.
- Hanoi worked closely with "anti-war" protestors to ensure that the protests had maximum impact.
- Public polls didn't turn against the war until after the politicians did.