Profiles in disillusion:

“I think I was living in a pipe dream thinking no one would get killed,” Shirley Johnson, 79, a registered Republican from Davenport, Iowa, said in a follow-up interview. “But all of a sudden people were getting killed, and I was horrified.”

Pam Wallman, 60, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said, “I think the American public was duped into believing that our troops could just go in there, clean everything up and come home in 10 days.”

Both respondents were adults during the Vietnam War.

Both seem shocked that war can kill Americans.

Both were hoping for a one-sided killfest.

::NY Times: Opinions Begin to Shift as Public Weighs War Costs

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