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  •  No it never has been! (1+ / 0-)
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    LBJ screwed up VietNam royally. It was his Tet offensive. He did many great things as President but he was a war mongering idiot.

    Still Mitt wants the old nuclear button. I want a better explanation from him of why he longed to be in VietNam but didn't enlist. He is still saber rattling.

    One can support war for the wrong reasons. My father fought honorably in WWII in North Africa and Italy. His focus was Nazis and fascism - but my Dad did not pretend a love of all things war. He supported Vietnam and the Domino theory until it became apparent to him that this was not the same thing at all.

    People can differ on why we go to war but they should at least make sense. Mitt "counter-protested" a despicable war. He should explain that. He wants the Commander in Chief responsibility. Let's actually get his theory of why saber rattling in the Mid East serves any other god damn purpose than empire building.

    After 9/11 this country accepted war in the GWOT - it made me sick but I could see getting Al-Quaeda. But as a criminal exercise not as an excuse for endless war. Iraq was wrong, I knew it then and why did I? Because of VietNam. So let's get Mitt to really explain all his inconsistencies. My brother enlisted. Mitt could have too!

    In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God ~RFK

    by vcmvo2 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 03:28:05 PM PDT

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    •  Good comment and sorry about your brother man. (1+ / 0-)
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      My sister lost her husband over there and I had a number of friends who came back but in bad shape.  
      Peace to you.

      "The Global War on Terror is a justification for U.S. Imperialism. It must be stopped."

      by BigAlinWashSt on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 04:16:11 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm glad for the ones that made it back but losing someone in that War was really traumatic. I have a son who is almost 18 now and he and I often talk about this.

        He has agreed not to enlist but he had some teenage moments there where he thought the idea was "cool". I got him to work for all kinds of liberal causes instead.

        He wants to work in public service- I really feel for those who came back because they all had to deal with the trauma and little support. I think that's changing.

        I'm sorry for your sister and your loss as well. The best thing we can do is keep it fresh in people's minds as what it really was.

        Peace to you also.

        In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God ~RFK

        by vcmvo2 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:47:14 PM PDT

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