What good intentions?

Perhaps the NS could remind its more sceptical readers precisely what America's "good intentions" were "even as it prosecuted the Vietnam war" (Leader, 10 December)? I, for one, do not think I have ever come across any.

Robert Davies
Wirral, Merseyside

This article first appeared in the 14 January 2002 issue of the New Statesman, A kosher conspiracy?