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Originally posted by jsobecky
Did you not read his statement before lobbing this flaming turd at him? He stated clearly that Nixon was in office when he (the poster) was sent to Viet Nam and therefore NIXON is the one he feels was wrong for the impact in his (the poster's) life. He didn't say anything about Nixon being guilty because he was elected after Kennedy's bad decision.
Well he was incorrect in where he placed the blame for the disruption in his life.
There are many members here that were not even alive during the VietNam war. Statements such as his can very easily make some of those members think that Nixon started the war.
Well, if you want to be completely accurate, JFK didn't start the war either; he merely sent about 2 dozen military advisors to help the South Vietnamese army get their ducks in a row. It was Johnson, after Kennedy's assassination, that ramped up the war and started pouring more and more troops into the "war".
It's widely believed that if JFK had not been killed, he would have recalled whatever military personel there was in-country. Johnson is responsible for turning Viet Nam into a blood bath. Nixon is responsible for invading Cambodia and perpetuating a war that he knew could not be won, thus, it is he I blame for what I went through, because he could have ended it all, but didn't.