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Hanoi Jane

Jane Fonda betrayed U.S. POWs during the Vietnam War

During a 1972 trip to North Vietnam, Jane Fonda propagandized on behalf of the North Vietnamese government, declared that American POWs were being treated humanely and condemned U.S. Soldiers as “war criminals” and later denounced them as liars for claiming they had been tortured.

Jane Fonda sitting on a seat of an anti-aircraft gun

To her credit, during a 20/20 television interview sixteen years later in 1988 with Barbara Walters, Jane Fonda apologized for her incredibly bad judgement in going to North Vietnam and allowing herself to be used as a propaganda vehicle.

“I would like to say something, not just to Vietnam veterans in New England, but to men who were in Vietnam, who I hurt, or whose pain I caused to deepen because of things that I said or did,” she began. “I was trying to help end the killing and the war, but there were times when I was thoughtless and careless about it and I’m . . . very sorry that I hurt them. And I want to apologize to them and their families.”

Jane Fonda: I Will Go to My Grave with ‘Unforgivable Mistake’


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