The infamous Jane Fonda is known for her betrayal to the US. During the Vietnam War, she decided it was best to visit the Viet Cong Side and criticize American Troops. She told American Troops to stop bombing Vietnam and think of what they are doing. She then went onto say that because of our actions in Vietnam that she understood why an American POW would be beaten and tortured.
There were also rumors that she had taken palmed messages from U.S. POWs and handed them over to the Viet Cong. What she is most known for is the picture of her sitting on an anti-air gun and smiling. An Anti-Air gun that was used to take down American planes.
Fonda claims this picture is the one thing that she is sorry over. Not her anti-war message which was entangled with anti-military sentiment.
“I’m proud that I went to Vietnam when I did, but what I say in the film is true: I am just so sorry that I was thoughtless enough to sit down on that gun at that time. The message that sends to the guys that were there and their families, it’s horrible for me to think about that,” she said. “Sometimes I think, ‘Oh I wish I could do it over’ because there are things I would say differently now.”
Fonda claims that she was singing to the Viet Cong a South Vietnam anti-war song, which the men were getting a kick out of. In doing so she failed to realize that the men had ushered to sit on the anti-air gun. Before she knew it her photo was taken. But her anti-military/war message easily makes you wonder how much of this true.
She claims that she has gained wisdom with age, but if she truly had, she would just apologize for the whole thing. If she was truly in support of our Troops she would have just outright apologized without exceptions. As it is, it looks like this is more corrective PR rather than anything else.