"This week, the government released thousands of previously classified documents on the war in Vietnam. Bob Kerrey on why we should pay attention." Read it at The Daily Beast. "No doubt there are many Americans who feel the same way about examining the underlying causes of the Vietnam War. No doubt they would prefer to leave all the terrible things that were going on at home in 1968 unexamined. Fortunately, Senator Kerry feels differently. His decision to release these documents, which recorded the classified discussions that took place in 1968, is an important and commendable act."