posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 05:36 AM
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I remember watching Fog of war, which I agree is one of the top 3 documentaries.
You will get no argument here . In a sort of twist on events My Mum and I watched the documentary last week . Now my Mum isnt into politics and even
she enjoyed it . I think that LBJ and McNamara didn't know what to do about Vietnam and there answer ended up being to send more troops .
Yes he's a pivitol man in history.
Undoubtedly you are correct . I don't usually like to deal in what ifs but IMO it is tragic that he didn't go from Ford where he was at his best to
the world Bank .
Yes, his decisions sent some to war, sent some to death and ultimately meant the bombing of cities.
Well the allied bombing of Axis city's contributed to the psychology of defeat . In Vietnam the US dropped more bombings then they did on Western
Europe in WW2 and yet they failed to stop a bunch of near bare feet peasants with donkeys from keeping North Vietnamese forces resupplied .
What an amazing tale he had to tell.
Indeed . For his statics and analysis he failed to grasp what David Hackworth later concluded US forces should have fought the in the same tactical
manner that the Australians did . It is worth noting that a lot of the anti Vietnam war crowd weren't exactly model citizens . The fact that he
coped so much scorn and lived to the age of 93 is pretty impressive in my book .