No treasonous is this kind of thinking which in VN costs us 55,000 dead. You don't put a moron in charge of a credible deterrent and expect it to remain credible. It needs to be put to credible use not preemptively based on lies. Bush has sabotaged our nation.Originally posted by: heartsurgeon
let me get this straight...you want to determine the number of american casualties it takes to "break the will" of the country to wage war in iraq..
let's say your right with the 5000 number..
so any despot can attack/blackmail/threaten/destabilize the U.S., and all they need to do is kill 5000
american troops to get the U.S. to back off..
do you understand that other countries and their goverments look at the U.S. and interpret our actions based on
previous events? the fact that negative press and protests at home in the 70's "resulted" in the withdrawal of U.S. troops from vietnam,
made the U.S. look weak and defeatable (by a small country no less) and probably has ENCOURAGED the present eforts in iraq to kill americans.
if we don't present a determined, united front to our enemies (and rest assurred we have enemies not of our own making) a strong argument can be made
that we are encouraging them to continue to fight us.
military force is the last form of diplomacy when all else has failed...it's best role is as a deterrent..but it has to be a credible deterrent to work.
to undermine the credibilty of our military actions is self-defeating..like it or not, that's why some people call the actions of the democrats "treasonous"
Of course you thought that, because his views do not coincide with your own. That's the problem with kids like you...pull your pants up and get it through your head that there are two sides to every argument.Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
Originally posted by: Ldir
Does Mommy know you're playing with her computer again? What a dipstick.Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
Given that 3600% more people have died in France due to heat (and the inaction of the French government while on vacation), I believe we have a long way to go before the 'Vietnam Quagmire' arguments become validated.
Beat it, troll.