Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with John H. Holdridge
HOLDRIDGE: Extension of the war essentially. As a result of the Cambodian episode there was a big rally down on the Ellipse, in front of the White House. College kids came from all over the US, my daughter from Oberlin College in Ohio included, to join the crowd and protest against this extension of the war. Candlelight procession across the Memorial Bridge at night. My wife's greatest friend from her college days in Cornell came down to join in that candlelight procession. So there was this great feeling, it intensified the sentiment in the United States against the war.
Q: Did you in the NSC, having your daughter..., were you getting the sense that no matter what might be the practicalities of the war that the United States wouldn't be there for a long time so we better get ready to cut and run?