Yeah Ted, when you think about it at all, it makes a lot of sense as a strategy. AND, without sounding like "its a conspiracy" I believe its completely in line with the whole admin thought process at the time. You and my wife can have a Carpenters session sometime!
katie......the link to the Vietnam songs thread is good, but you might want to start a new thread on that specific request as canoer suggested. Sometimes threads at this point get into conversations with only a few participating. A new thread might garner a lot more input.
One of the better songs for me was called "Jimmy Clay" by Patrick Sky. Great piece of work talking about the tragedy of war in human terms.