posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 12:53 PM
Originally posted by DeltaChaos
Vietnam war.... predicated on falsehoods and executed.
Iraq war... predicated on falsehoods and executed.
$80 Billion yearly on intelligence gathering. Cannot find Osama bin Laden. No weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Losing to the Taliban and
associated insurgents in Afghanistan.
How can we eff this up? Only on purpose.
First you must take into consideration who considers it "effed up" and what the REAL reasons were for going into these countries.
I think you're right in the sense that we have a sophisticated military, even our US Marshall's can round up a fugitive in a few days, even if they
go to great lengths not to be found.
I tend to think that we had reasons for going into Vietnam, just as I think we had reasons for Iraq and Afghan. The only problem is that the military
and government cannot be explicit with their reasons to the public due to the nature of intelligence gathering. Of course you cant disclose
everything, that would get every spy and undercover spook made and would either get them tortured and killed, or make them useless. I think Vietnam
was about going in and claiming a stake in the area since the Soviets were already operating undercover in Laos.
Iraq and Afghan in my opinion are about establishing trade and oil routes, not to mention, I firmly believe that our nations economy has become so
dependent on waging war since we dont export anything these days but soldiers.....
I think they'll use any catastrophe or propaganda tool to get the public emotionally charged and accepting of a war. Its a lot harder to sell when
you break it down as, " we gotta go kill a bunch of people so our country can prosper"