S & A in progress i.e., people burning alive right now, people being crushed to death right now
Sat, 22 Mar 2003 19:42:10 -0800 (PST)
so what makes you believe that the outcome in iraq will be any different?
we are already suffering from ussr syndrome in afghanistan. vietnam was
waffly and half-assed, gulf war i was waffly and half-assed, and gulf war
ii promises to be waffly and half-assed as well. sis boom bah, go america,
wave flags and all that.
On Sat, 22 Mar 2003, James Rogers wrote:
> On 3/22/03 12:40 PM, "JS Kelly" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > and the "good cause" was, precisely... what, in vietnam?
> There was a huge opportunity to do a great deal of good in that part of the
> world during that time, and to greatly alter the fortunes of that region.
> Unfortunately, the politicians wasted any value that the US could have given
> the region.
> American involvement was essentially a footnote in that conflict; only
> Hollywood thinks it had anything to do with the US or that we were the
> center of attention. It didn't have to be, but it was and that is what
> makes it a lost opportunity.
> Americans have done FAR more damage internationally through waffling and
> half-assed execution than we ever have through decisive action of any type
> for any reason.
> Point of Curiosity: I just heard from what is essentially a first-hand
> source that the Vietnamese government is paying people 10-lb bags of rice
> for attending anti-war/anti-Bush protests. Not surprising though. Iraq is
> the single biggest importer of Vietnamese rice, and one of their most
> important trade partners. If you can't sell it to Iraq, I guess you might
> as well give it to protestors.
> -James Rogers