posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 03:34 PM
"But then I would argue that, while Vietnam was a terrible and useless war, it could at least be defended from an ideological standpoint. The US
didn't go over there to open up Walmarts and make its engineering and oil companies rich. It went there to draw a line in the global sand against
And where was this sentiment when the war in Vietnam was going on? Most of the protesters were too busy calling the troops "butchers", and "How
many kids did you kill for LBJ today?"
Too many people today still have the attitude today that was pushed on them during Vietnam. Every Vet coming back home is a trained killer just
looking for someone to shoot. The "crazed Vietnam Veteran" excuse. Just look back in the newspapers. Some guy robs a 7-11 and if he was there,
they'd have it in the paper. Nothing like, "Joe Blow, who was never in Vietnam, robbed a 7-11 today".
"These soldiers should be cared for, but the truth is that the current US Gov. does not give a damn about them once they get home, and has been
cutting corners in their care--a disgrace."
Current administration? Let me clue you in on something: NONE of the administrations give a crap about Vets after the war is over. I'm not a big fan
of his, but read "Born on the Fourth of July" by Ron Kovic. That was Vietnam and the VA system he had to deal with when he got back home.
Walter Reed was a mess PRIOR to Bush taking office; don't leave that at his door. Blame him, Clinton, Bush Sr, Reagan, Carter, etc, etc, etc.
Better hope the Clintons have a plan.
Why? Why should I put my faith in them? I wasn't too impressed with Bill when he was in office. For someone that didn't like the military too much,
he sure loved to use us. Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, etc.
I'm sure they can raise money for themselves thru Chinese donors or selling pardons. That's not going to help me.
Troops over there just want to get the job done right and go home. Just like troops in every war. I seriously doubt that the first thing they want to
do is protest the war. Wanna know what my first thought was when my wife picked me up at the airport????