Sylvester Stallone's disingenuousness makes my skin crawl ("Coming to Grips With Sly Stallone," by Pat H. Broeske, Sept. 14).
Describing Rambo's superhuman invincibility in the face of oncoming Viet Cong, he says, in effect, "C'mon, it's just the movies--but it was a great scene, right?"
I'm a Vietnam veteran, who like many others has gone into the high schools to counteract this crap by telling the next crop of fodder for the Reagan War Machine what combat is really like. When I ask, "How many of you (juniors and seniors) believe that Rambo is really the way it is?" about half the students respond affirmatively.
If Stallone wants to ignore that very real effect and help set up these youngsters for the glories of the next Vietnam, then he'll just have to continue tolerating the criticism while he counts his money.