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Sen. Dodd Links Support of Israel with U.S. Vietnam Role

Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, in a speech on the Senate floor today labeled as unfortunate those Americans who “are divided in their support of our Vietnam commitments” but who see “the need to stand up against the danger of Soviet expansion in the Middle East and to support Israel against Arab extremists.” “They fail to realize,” the Senator continued, that these two conflicts are part of a larger global conflict between the forces of freedom and the forces of Communist slavery…”The Communists, however, understand this only too well. That is why, in the Mideast crisis, the propaganda radios of North Vietnam and the Viet Cong gave unstinting support to the Arab extremists against Israel.”