If you and the people in power would read a book you would have known the following:<quoted text>
During Kennedy's Presidency, the situation in Vietnam (and other nations facing a struggle against communism) esculated. The Chinese were busy backing the Vietnamese Communists and had to be stood up to. Everybody thought that it would be a quick War with a US victory. Sadly this was not to be. Nevertheless it showed the commies that the West will not simply lie down. If Kennedy had let the Commies take Vietnam without a fight then they would have gained confidence to expand in Asia even further. Not to mention the truckloads of critisism that folk like you, would complain that he was weak against communism. Later Robert wanted to get out of Nam as it was time. Yes the War hadn't been won but the point was made. Kennedy had slapped the face of the imperialistic communist forces. It also showed Moscow that the USA means business. Later that other great Irish American President Reagan put Russian communism to bed.
Vietnam was distrustful of China, but even more so of white men who had raped their land for hundreds of years. Hell after the end of WWII the Viet Mihn had a cadre of Japanese prisoners guiding them with miltary tactics to use against the French. During the 70's Vietnam and China were involved in a border war, and Vietnam kicked their ass. Kissinger also used this distrust between North Vietnam and China against Vietnam by normalizing relations with China. This made the north very wary of Chinese assistance after this act. If JFK would have followed the advice of the OSS that operated in Vietnam during WWII he would have known that Vietnam only wanted self rule. Also these same communist (Viet Mihn) that we were wary of were our allies during WWII against the Japanese.
JFK listened to Robert Mcnamara and believed the whole domino theory. Bottom line: JFK made a mistake. Yes a Kennedy made a mistake. I know you can't believe that, but facts are facts.