posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 09:25 PM
Yes, to end the war and the threat quickly, bombing the daylights out of Vietnam would've been the correct solution. It would've kept all of Vietnam
from falling to communism, saved the lives of a lot of American soldiers, and probably the lives of a lot of Vietnamese in the long run as well.
You need to get out of you head that idea that when you go in to fight a war you have to keep every civilian safe; sometimes it just can't be done,
if there is a larger threat looming. You do what you can, but if in the long run you can save more lives by directly attacking very violently from the
start, that is the better way to go.
If the media had been allowed into Europe when WWII was being fought, the Allies would probably have never have won the war.
And no, the EU could not match the United States in military might (most of the WORLD, if it united, could not match the U.S. right now), and no, they
do not "choose" not to; the EU never will be a major military power because they will never stop bickering amongst themselves about things.
And schools and hospitals?? Believe me, they have tried to spend it on such things here and it does not work. My mother is a special education
teacher, and she knows that from first-hand experience and from other teachers. The idea that spending more money on education in this country is
something that needs to be done is baloney. Whenever they supply these schools with new books, or computers, or whatever materials for education, they
end up trashed and destroyed. The students have no respect for them. They destroy the stuff.
Now I am not saying the same for Europe, as I don't know how the educational system is there (as they are separate countries), but here in the U.S.,
the educational system needs discipline, then after that, more $$$. Otherwise, more $$$ is worthless.
As for hospitals, the U.S. has plenty of hospitals. Our hospitals aren't overflowing or anything. What we need is to stop cutting health care from
the people who need it.