Damn that man made global warming!
If it gets any warmer my heat bill will hit $600 for this month.
9:34 CST - Did China steal our stealth technology?
Anybody besides me remember what happened when we had our last Demo prez?
We probably threw in stealth as a deal closer.
10: 12 CST - Political cover and the left
I am past tired of the Left using the people who fought WWII as political cover for the Left’s despicable actions during Vietnam and now in WW IV.
Every since Brokaw wrote “The Greatest Generation” we find Leftie after Leftie, and Brokaw was no slouch himself, pounding their chests, rubbing ashes on their faces and sobbing out paeans on how much they love the people who saved the country during WWII.
The Left’s using these people like this is just pissing on their graves.
What, you may ask, is my proof of what the Left did?
What did the North Vietnamese leadership think of the American antiwar movement? What was the purpose of the Tet Offensive? How could the U.S. have been more successful in fighting the Vietnam War? Bui Tin, a former colonel in the North Vietnamese army, answers these questions in the following excerpts from an interview conducted by Stephen Young, a Minnesota attorney and human-rights activist [in The Wall Street Journal, 3 August 1995]. Bui Tin, who served on the general staff of North Vietnam's army, received the unconditional surrender of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975. He later became editor of the People's Daily, the official newspaper of Vietnam. He now lives in Paris, where he immigrated after becoming disillusioned with the fruits of Vietnamese communism.
Question: How did Hanoi intend to defeat the Americans?
Answer: By fighting a long war which would break their will to help South Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh said, "We don't need to win military victories, we only need to hit them until they give up and get out."
Q: Was the American antiwar movement important to Hanoi's victory?
A: It was essential to our strategy. Support of the war from our rear was completely secure while the American rear was vulnerable. Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda, and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses. We were elated when Jane Fonda, wearing a red Vietnamese dress, said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in the war and that she would struggle along with us.
And then we have this regarding Tet, which Walter Cronkite told was a disaster. Walter was wrong and many have come to believe that he knew he was wrong but wanted to force the US out of Vietnam.
Q: What about the results?
A: Our losses were staggering and a complete surprise;. Giap later told me that Tet had been a military defeat, though we had gained the planned political advantages when Johnson agreed to negotiate and did not run for re-election. The second and third waves in May and September were, in retrospect, mistakes. Our forces in the South were nearly wiped out by all the fighting in 1968. It took us until 1971 to re-establish our presence, but we had to use North Vietnamese troops as local guerrillas. If the American forces had not begun to withdraw under Nixon in 1969, they could have punished us severely. We suffered badly in 1969 and 1970 as it was.
10:44 CST – All hail Obamie!!!!
The Lying Saying Media lost in their attempt to blame Palin and the average American for the Tucson killings. But when President Hussein had his pep rally at the memorial for the victims they have been back in full cry over His Greatness.
As a result, Our Embarrassment has moved up in the polls.
Not to worry. He’ll be back to last October levels by April.
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