Bravo for Publishing these Facts about Vietnam Veterans
A reader writes:
It is nice to see these facts about Vietnam in print. The conflict in Vietnam was defeat snatched from the jaws of victory, thanks to the liberal establishment and media.
An unfortunate legacy we still live with today.
Editor's note: Unfortunately, you are right. The current administration's restrictions on our troops in Afghanistan brings back shades of Vietnam, when the Johnson administration imposed restrictions on Vietnamese targets.
We repeat: "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
The desire to minimize civilian casualties is consistent with this country's Christian heritage of protecting the innocent, and has always been a goal of our military forces.
That being said, I cannot understand why those in Washington fail to realize that imposing the restrictions they have guarantees increased American casualties.
The actions of the idiot media in publicizing those restrictions, saying quite clearly to the enemy, "You can safely attack us from these places, because we're not allowed to return fire in these circumstances," is tantamount to treason. The govt and the media have combined forces to turn our brave troops into sacrificial lambs.
It seems this generation of Democrats is no different from the Vietnam generation of Democrats. It is incomprehensible that this administration wishes to be held in the same contempt as the Johnson administration, yet it seems to be taking a page
from Johnson's Vietnam playbook and repeating those mistakes in Afghanistan.
Wise men learn from the mistakes of others, and have no need to repeat those mistakes for themselves.
It seems to me it's time for our military to object to orders from Barack Obama as unlawful orders, unconstitutional and invalid until he proves his Constitutional eligibility for the office of President. A few brave soldiers have joined lawyer Orly Taitz' lawsuit challenging Obama to prove that he is eligible for the office, knowing that doing so signals the end of their military careers.
It's way past time for those in the Executive Branch to get out of the way of the warfighters they sent to do a job. Send them to do the job they were trained to do, and stop trying to direct something that you don't have a clue about how to do anyway, from half a world away. Give our commanders on the ground the authority to direct the battle. They know what they're doing, and they know how to get the job done.
Our troops will win, and make this world a safer place for all of us, if our govt will stop tying one hand behind their backs and get out of their way.
"If you don't stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them!"
Washington, are you listening?
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