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Vietnam Plus-50

nimh2 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 9:29 AM
I would p!ss on walter cronkite's grave. He is no different that new york time's walter duranty that LIED about the Ukranian "holodomor". Cronkite took an American military "victory" (the Tet offensive) and turned it into a "defeat" for the Americans. The north Vietnames give credit for the American "news media" and "college anti-war protesters" for their "victory". It us curious to note how many "protesters" claim to be Vietnam veterans. The anti-war protesters dried up when the draft was eliminated. The protesters had no concern for the Vietnamese--only saving their own skins from being drafted.
tsegall Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 11:06 AM
Tet was in terms of numbers killed a defeat for the VC and NVA, but USA also showed how we were winning the war with "body counts" which were not really relevant since the enemy was willing to endure these losses indefinitely while USA had its home front problems with losses which were a fraction of those we inflicted.

nimh2 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 9:32 AM
One notable "celebrity" that shirked his responsibility was Ted Nugent. He urinated and defecated on himself and did not wash for a month before reporting for induction. He was subsequently reclassified and avoided military service. In later interviews, he stated that Vietnam "was not his war". Someone else had to go in his place . . . someone with REAL cojones.

HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism.

Today, Vietnam is fighting a war with itself.

A local TV program reminds a visitor of Chinese propaganda "operas" circa 1970. Performers, some wearing military garb with a backdrop of missiles and an American B-52 bomber going down in flames, commemorate the 1972 Christmas bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong ordered by President Richard Nixon. Banners and posters in...