Thread: Vietnam War
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:55 AM   #8
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Vietnam War

The point of a war varies with the particular war. Did the partisans loose the war in Spain when Franco was in power? What about some of the South Amercan "revolutions"?

As a country, you may well wish to win a war. As a grunt in the trenches, winning may be a goal...survival for sure would be MY primary goal, as much as possible.

My point was that bringing in the idea of winning and losing that war missed the point Lynn and others were trying to make. Personally, I did not have a good response to it. Even though I think that particular war was wastefull in terms of life on both sides. I did not support it then or now, even though I would like to think I did and do support the servicemen and women who were so tragically affected by it.


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
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