Junior Ganymede
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Historical Revisionism

March 26th, 2013 by Vader

Regarding the “unwinnable” Vietnam War:     

Imagine having to depend on the U.S. for the logistical support which is your life’s blood at a time when it was being run by Nixon and Kissinger at the executive level and by folks like Ted Kennedy in the congressional realm.

I do not know if Sorley is right. I know that counterinsurgency operations are fraught with peril even when you have overwhelming firepower at your disposal. But Sorley’s analysis resonates with me. Tarkin — uh, I mean, Westmoreland — certainly left quite a mess for his more competent successor to try to clean up.

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March 26th, 2013 08:23:50
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Bookslinger
March 27, 2013

As my veteran friends say: “We were winning when I left.”


Vader
March 27, 2013

Pretty much the comment of the only Marine who has talked much about the war with me. He was a cunning warrior, and a good friend.

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