Discussion in 'Military' started by ginscpy, Sep 9, 2012.
born in 1953.
There was a possibility.
Those of us who have served are also glad your borderline retarded ass didn't serve either.
You'd get someone killed.
If you didn't it probably means you were inept.
The nam thing was a fiasco...............................
You're a fiasco. You'd be the kind of soldier that would attempt to clean the barrel of your rifle while looking down it when you had a round chambered.
I would have gladly served in The Big One.
No one cares.
You ducked out of the conflict of your time. That's fine. However, it does nothing to impress anybody about how brave you would have been if you'd only have had a war you deemed worthy of fighting and knew you would win prior to enlisting.
Be glad you didn't serve in Korea either. What administration in their right mind would allow an old possibly senile WW1 vet to plan a grand invasion of North Korea after the initial mission was completed and in the fall of the year with exhausted ill-equipped Troops in an area known for some of the harshest winters on earth? Be glad you didn't serve in WW2 where the Marines were ordered to take an Island that had been fortified for 40 years, four months before the end of the war at the cost of 6,000 Marines in a month.
The major thing wrong with the Vietnam conflict was the same mistake usually made with any war.
Politicians start them, then think that gives them a special insight on how to best prosecute them.
Major rule of all warfare; once you commit troops, get the hell out of their way and let them do the damn job you spent buckets training them for with the best possible tools you can provide them.
Failing an understanding of that major rule; don't start the damn things in the first place!
If you are able to think for yourself without having to rely on cliches from the whining pop-culture media and you are able to analyze the Military adventures in the bloody 20th century, you might come to the conclusion that life was cheap and there is plenty of blame to go around. LBJ set the rules in VietNam so that we could win all the battles and still lose the war and the current administration is doing the same freaking thing today.
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