[Rushtalk] Happy Death-by-Government Day!
tom.matiska at att.net
Wed Jun 5 10:56:55 MDT 2013
My general observation about these types of debates is we tend to get myopic about the U.S. role and forget others had more to do with it than our govt.
Big picture is the war was going on years before LBJ and McNamara
escalated our involvement. Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese and
millions of Cambodians continued to die long after Kissinger and Lee
DucTho won the Nobel Prize for Wishful Thinking.
suffered higher civilian casualties because the Soviets and China helped
Uncle Ho export more war to the south than we took to the North. The
South suffered another 6 digit civilian toll after the war.
Cambodia and Laos also. Pol Pot was responsible for a 7 digit death
toll....etc..etc... but somehow it as always about us.
--- On Wed, 6/5/13, JD <northgate76 at gmail.com> wrote:
ell, we lost Nam and maintained our freedom somehow. And McNamara later admitted the domino theory
On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 10:34 PM, John A. Quayle <blueoval57 at verizon.net> wrote:
This essay couldn't be
more WRONG! Our liberties WERE preserved by soldiers
fighting in WWI and WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. We find ourselves losing
those freedoms almost by the second these days, but there's no
culpability on the part of servicemen & women. Rather, it's voter
stupidity, apathy, and general citizen complacency that has put us in
that compromised position.
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