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Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2012 9:14 pm | Updated: 8:49 am, Tue Apr 22, 2014.

Many Americans believe that we lost the war in Vietnam. We did not lose that war. Our government just quit paying for it. The Wall Street investors, munitions makers, military contractors, etc., felt they had made all the money that could be made out of that investment, so they simply stopped investing in it. When their balance sheets kept tipping into liability, that was it. 

Human lives mean nothing to those people. They only care about the almighty dollar and how much money can be made off their investments. At the expense of over 58,000 Americans killed, all of the wounded that came out of that war and countless Vietnamese lives, we just quit. What a crime against humanity!

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          2 comments:

          • mooseberryinn posted at 9:55 am on Tue, Oct 23, 2012.

            mooseberryinn Posts: 2685

            Been there, done that. I have no idea if my medical issues are related. I don't think I was exposed to agent orange to any large degree. I do take issue with our gov't's failure to abide with sufficient care for veterans. Why is it we see a constant stream of of radio/T.V. advertizing offering assistance from lawyers for a person to get their Social Security disability, or veteran's benefits? Why is it we see/hear pleas from veteran's groups to aid paralyzed vets? These pleas and advertizing lead one to believe our gov't is not fulfilling their contract with our military veterans. It also should make people vary wary about the "wonderful promises" put forth by Obama and "Obamacare". Sadly, this is not a new issue. Our federal gov't has never really been trustworthy.

             
          • kohana posted at 9:20 pm on Mon, Oct 8, 2012.

            kohana Posts: 2109

            I understand what you are saying, and I agree with everything you say. My brother died of cancer caused by agent orange in 1999. His daughter, so far is fine, now an adult. A cousin never made it back to be concerned about it. I wish you and your family well.