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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2001, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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How to prevent another Vietnam???

With all the talk leaning to us getting involved in some sort of conflict in the afgan region, my thoughts immediately come to war in Vietnam. I know air strikes and can only do so much, so ground forces will have to be used. I hope that when we do go in, is that we just kill Bin laden and most of his men and get out. The mind set of the counrty would never let us win. The Soviets could not beat these people and they were no piss ant countries like Iran or Iraq. They had all the resources they could possibly imagine, but could not stop getting killed and could never have taken over the country. I know people will say Use the A-Bomb, but this is a possibility that should never be utilized. The A-bomb will only open a pandoras box of troubles that will do nobody any good. We have the military force, we have the support of our nation We have the courage of our soldiers. I just hope this will not turn into what i think will happen... another Vietnam. And everyone remember to support our troops when they come back, The crap that happened to the returning Vietnam vets at the airports should never, ever happen again.

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Re: How to prevent another Vietnam???

Think not of Viet-Nam, but of the Gulf War.

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America's experience in Vietnam and the Soviet's experience in Afghanistan were both the result of trying to fight a war with anything less than 100% involvement. "Limited war" is a ridiculously stupid concept. The NVA and the Viet Cong weren't fighting a "limited war". Niether were the Afghanis.

Limited and selective warfare is ineffective, that is why I am opposed to a limited and selective response to this attack.

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One large contributing factor in the Viet Nam war was that it wasn't really a war for America and the general public wasn't behind it, this is totally differant they attacked America most of the people wil be behind our military of coarse there will be some Jane Fondas but not very many.

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I defineatlly agree that america is about 99.9% behind a war, you could never get 100% but pretty close. People know why and what we probably will be fighting for.


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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2001, 04:23 PM
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Think Gulf War.. think of the parades, the yellow ribbons on every tree... it will be even more patriotic than that... if we go to arms, think WWII... a single nation standing behind a common cause... I have no doubt that this will be a postive thing for our country... needed something to snap some people out of their distaste and lack of love for this country... America will come out of this stronger, as a nation and a world power.

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