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Old 08-18-2019, 09:13 PM
 
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If you had a time machine and could go back and showed the American soldiers what America would become after our "win" in WW2, most of them would have deserted.
Depends what you mean.
Just show them the moon landing aswell, and end of segregation etc.
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:21 PM
 
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Interesting how some of the ones of that age today, need support animals, safe spaces and are offended by everything.
What have you risked for the defense of this country? My guess is NOTHING.
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:26 AM
 
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What have you risked for the defense of this country? My guess is NOTHING.
Your guess is nothing except POSER GARBAGE.

People like you who elect war mongers like Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump are the problem. People like you make us less safe.
And Trump, of all people, is the least war monger of the bunch. He's the one who has actually de escalated.
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:35 AM
 
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Many of us from the late 60s, were totally disillusioned when we came back. So many lies were told to us.
"Many of us from the late 60s, were totally disillusioned when we came back"


And MANY of us were NOT!
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:37 AM
 
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I am watching the "The Vietnam War" by Ken Burns right now. I can't believe the lies told to the public, our allies and our soldiers to keep that going. My dad was drafted in 1968 and luckily came to no harm but his older brother is still mentally scarred from his experience. I was born in the midst of it in 1970. That era of our country fascinates me. It is amazing we didn't completely crumble under our own weight during the 60s.
"by Ken Burns right now. I can't believe the lies told to the public"

DON'T believe ANYTHING ken burns says and you will be better off.

He is as liberal as you can get. I know him, I know.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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"by Ken Burns right now. I can't believe the lies told to the public"

DON'T believe ANYTHING ken burns says and you will be better off.

He is as liberal as you can get. I know him, I know.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:05 AM
 
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"by Ken Burns right now. I can't believe the lies told to the public"

DON'T believe ANYTHING ken burns says and you will be better off.

He is as liberal as you can get. I know him, I know.
The government admitted they told lies. They lied every time they said how many of the enemy had been killed. They told us we were winning.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:12 AM
 
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The government admitted they told lies. They lied every time they said how many of the enemy had been killed. They told us we were winning.
"They told us we were winning." We DID win. Just ask the North Viet Nam general who was the head of their army. The media over and over said we were LOSING. Just ask walter cronkite in Saigon during the TET offensive.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:19 AM
 
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"They told us we were winning." We DID win. Just ask the North Viet Nam general who was the head of their army. The media over and over said we were LOSING. Just ask walter cronkite in Saigon during the TET offensive.
We got our butts kicked on a daily basis and the government admitted afterward that they grossly inflated the number of enemy losses. They did it because the war was losing support at home. And no, we turned tail and abandoned the south who had fought with us.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:26 AM
 
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"by Ken Burns right now. I can't believe the lies told to the public"

DON'T believe ANYTHING ken burns says and you will be better off.

He is as liberal as you can get. I know him, I know.
Good for you for knowing him. I am neither Liberal or Conservative. I didn't find it slanted in any way from this great documentary. It definitely didn't show the French in a good way. If I am wrong please tell us what you think he added to it that made it lopsided against Republicans. Nixon doesn't count because he f***ed himself. I am going to guess you believe he sympathized with the North Vietnamese based on what you saw in the documentary?
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