This was in reference to if anyone opposed to the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, in which Ball responded as many agreed with the resolution. This shows to as how the United States was still questioning their authority in Vietnam, even though almost everyone agreed with the Gulf of Tonkin resolution. Even though George Ball described the reasoning behind this as a show of power and for many other reasons that could be heavily disputed, the overall consensus on the Gulf of Tonkin resolution was that of agreeance. With that being said, the South Vietnamese government was already losing a lot of support from the people of South Vietnam, as President Ngo Dinh Diem openly persecuted those that opposed with his regime, and imprisoning and executing political opponents. Along with that, he also persecuted Buddhists, which was a large population of Vietnam. This caused a lot of protests in Vietnam, such as the famous photo taken by an American photographer which depicted a Buddhist monk practicing self immolation as he engulfed himself in flames in protest to the Diem regime. Overall, with very small support for the South Vietnamese government from its own citizens, and even from the United States, who supported a coup in South Vietnam during 1963, many questioned if involvement should have even begun if the United States would be backing up such an unpopular government.Overall, we were able to explore many possibilities that would provide support as to why the Vietnam War was unwinnable before American involvement began. With the complicated history of Vietnam, and the policy of containment from the side of the United States, these were conflicting views from both sides that would never overlap in coexistence. A strong sense of nationalism and a mindset that would not allow the Vietnamese pursuit of self independence was great motivation for the Vietnamese to continue to fight foreign aggression, something that they would easily die for. They did not want to be under the control of another foreign power for another time, and unfortunately for the United States, this time the Vietnamese would be putting their foot down and would not stand down from their pursuit of an independent nation.