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  •  Well, let me see. (2+ / 0-)
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    kurt, eve

     I did not think too much about Vietnam because I was working 12 to 14 hrs. a day in Okinawa.  I went to Nam , tdy for 7 days and ran into an old Army buddy who floored me when he said he’d sent he son to Canada.  He was one of the most gung-ho guys I knew.   When he told me how rotten and corrupt the Vietnam Government was, I had a hard time believing him.  I wondered WTF we were doing there.  I soon became extremely anti - Vietnam.   If there were no draft, we might still be there.  If we had a draft for the aggressive current wars that should never have happened, they would have ended a lot sooner.   I have been called a traitor for referring to the Iraq war as a war of Aggression.   We could have punished Afghanistan for 9/11 without putting troops on the ground.   Just some thoughts Eve from a crankey old man.            

    •  you're not cranky (1+ / 0-)
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      This old man

      I'm the one who comes off shrill getting on my high horse.

      Iraq was a war of aggression.

      if you get called a traitor for telling the truth, then the Constitution is not worth the paper (parchment?) it's printed on.
      You're the bedrock of democracy from what I can tell.
      thanks for telling the story and being a sweet guy,
      in spite of what you've been put through.

      I know my husband would agree with you too plus my kids.
      and grandkids.

      Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

      by eve on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 07:02:42 AM PST

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