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Old 09-07-2007, 11:13 AM   #1
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Walter Cronkite CBS News (Feb. 27, 1968)

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This was a time when the big three networks pissed in our ear and told us it was raining The American soldier beat North Vietnam and politicians beat America with the help of sympathizers like Walter Cronkite and Jane Fonda. Arch Light, Linebacker and Linebacker II had those communist bastards on their knees. That would be our great B-52s that brought the North Vietnamese to the table. If the USA had kept the bombing up they would have surrendered but no we have the bleeding hearts working their socialist agenda in the media. America won in Vietnam and it was the end of communism and was partly responsible for the Berlin Wall coming down in years to come.
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Last one to leave turn out the light

When we bailed, the South Vietnamese that were sympathetic to the U.S. were treated very inhumanely by the Viet Cong. Many were tortured and executed.
The saying goes, "If we fail to remember history we are doomed to repeat it."
This is food for thought about Iraq whether you think we should be there or not. The Iraqi people will suffer greatly If we leave now.
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Remember this famous photo? All those people on that ladder "were" South Vietnamese trying to get on the last flight out of VietNam. What would drive people to leave their homeland with nothing but the clothes on their backs?
They knew what fate awaited them if they remained in VietNam.

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Old 09-08-2007, 07:00 AM   #3
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When we bailed, the South Vietnamese that were sympathetic to the U.S. were treated very inhumanely by the Viet Cong. Many were tortured and executed.
The saying goes, "If we fail to remember history we are doomed to repeat it."
This is food for thought about Iraq whether you think we should be there or not. The Iraqi people will suffer greatly If we leave now.
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Remember this famous photo? All those people on that latter "were" South Vietnamese trying to get on the last flight out of VietNam. What would drive people to leave their homeland with nothing but the clothes on their backs?
They knew what fate awaited them if they remained in VietNam.
This is what the bleeding hearts would have us do in Iraq Do Americans lack the back bone to stay the coarse ? NO ! We do have liberal politicians that lack back bone and want to cut bait and run or maybe we can buy friends in this world
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This is what the bleeding hearts would have us do in Iraq Do Americans lack the back bone to stay the coarse ? NO ! We do have liberal politicians that lack back bone and want to cut bait and run or maybe we can buy friends in this world
Buying friends is always a very bad idea. And paying off your enemies to leave you alone or to not attach you is even a worse idea. Throughout history you can never find one example where soemone who baught his friends had any left when the money ran out. Neither can you find one example of a kingdom/country that payed their enemy to not bother them that the enemy, after emptying the coffers took the country anyway. So many "enlightened" folk think it is so "civilized" to pander to the enemy. The "Be friends with them and they will be friends with us" attitude will only cause us to be off our guard and unprepared when they attack.

This is just human nature. Unfortunately, no matter how "educated" we THINK we are, no matter how "modern" or "civilized" we THINK we are, the rest of the world still wants to either take this land or destroy it.

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When we bailed, the South Vietnamese that were sympathetic to the U.S. were treated very inhumanely by the Viet Cong. Many were tortured and executed.
The saying goes, "If we fail to remember history we are doomed to repeat it."
This is food for thought about Iraq whether you think we should be there or not. The Iraqi people will suffer greatly If we leave now.
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Remember this famous photo? All those people on that latter "were" South Vietnamese trying to get on the last flight out of VietNam. What would drive people to leave their homeland with nothing but the clothes on their backs?
They knew what fate awaited them if they remained in VietNam.
How true!!

I think Walter Cronkite will justify -- his telling the American people that we were failing in Vietnam while our young men were still dying there -- till the day he dies. It is quite disapointing when politicians and journalists willnot ever admit that they have been WRONG. It's always "that isn't what I meant, I was misquoted, I was joking."
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For me, one of the greatest American stories was "the space race" (mercury, gemini, and apollo programs)

Early on, the Soviets were winning. First man in space, first space walk, etc. In the mid 60's, did Walter ever suggest we should bail out of that (cold) war because we were loosing? No, we stayed in there and beat the Russians to the moon in the final quarter. Just because someone is loosing doesn't mean they should quit the game before it ends. Not only did we win, we developed new materials and technology that might not have otherwise been invented had we not gone to the mattresses. Life is better for us all because we won, not because we quit. And I'm sure there were plenty of people who thought we should quit or never try to go to the moon because "that's crazy".
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For me, one of the greatest American stories was "the space race" (mercury, gemini, and apollo programs)

Early on, the Soviets were winning. First man in space, first space walk, etc. In the mid 60's, did Walter ever suggest we should bail out of that (cold) war because we were loosing? No, we stayed in there and beat the Russians to the moon in the final quarter. Just because someone is loosing doesn't mean they should quit the game before it ends. Not only did we win, we developed new materials and technology that might not have otherwise been invented had we not gone to the mattresses. Life is better for us all because we won, not because we quit. And I'm sure there were plenty of people who thought we should quit or never try to go to the moon because "that's crazy".
Walter Cronkite CBS News (Feb. 27, 1968) about VietNam We should have stayed the coarse but those stupid ass politicians had to piss on the floor and leave all the people we were there to help behind to be killed by the the North. We must stay the coarse in Iraq or be seen as retreating and on our heels instead of our toes. Time to visit Iran and bomb those bastards back about 100 years. Payback WAY over due. 58000 brave soldiers gave their life and to even think we lost is sickening to me. We handed those little brown bastards their ass and they still feel the pain of our visit. God Bless the American Soldier.
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