Now the speakers who wish to do so will give opinions about the other speakers opinions and experiences.
First I would like to say I completely disagree with Pyle. America does not need to be at war in Vietnam. There are three people here who have served in the war and have lifelong problems because of it. There is no justification of the loss of America's youth in such a brutal way. Also, it is impossible to not have an opinion on subject one is so deeply involved in. Fowler, being a reporter, has the opportunity to have his voice heard.
Before I met Pyle it was easier for me to not have an opinion on the war and only present facts. Though from witnessing atrocities happening in cities with civilians it has swayed my stance. Pyle is very green and has no actual experience in the war. He gets all of his knowledge from books and even when faced with a tragedy brushes it off as an accident. Perhaps Kovic's ways are too extreme for me but I do now have chosen a side.
The Vietnamese are a simple people and they are trying to be a democratic nation but they can't do it on their own. That is why America is helping them. There will be some losses along the way but you have to look at the bigger picture of achieving democracy. We cannot let communism spread.
Pyle, you should really open your eyes. Innocent young men go to war and come back scarred for life. Mary Anne Bell is a true case of one losing their innocence because of war. You must become less ignorant and see what war is doing to veterans even when they no longer serve.