Sunday, December 10, 2006

Pop Quiz

Who wrote, of Vietnam:

“It was a shameful thing to ask men to suffer and die, to persevere through god-awful afflictions and heartache, to endure the dehumanizing experiences that are unavoidable in combat, for a cause that the country wouldn’t support over time and that our leaders so wrongly believed could be achieved at a smaller cost than our enemy was prepared to make us pay.

“No other national endeavor requires as much unshakable resolve as war. If the nation and the government lack that resolve, it is criminal to expect men in the field to carry it alone.”

Answer in comments.


truth said...

St. John McCain, in 'a foreword to “The Best and the Brightest,” David Halberstam’s chronicle of the Vietnam fiasco', as quoted in today's Bob Hebert column in the New York Times.

Sounds like Iraq to me. Except now McCain wants to throw more troops into the sausage machine. It's the same mistake as Vietnam. Insanity is truly doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Anonymous said...

If it is like Vietnam as you claim, which for record I disagree. Then McCain's answer is the correct one.

We lost Vietnam because our President refused to provide the available troops and available equipment to do the job for fear of not having troops to defend from the cold war aggressors and we didn’t want to let our new techno weapons to fall into he communist hands.

So McCain is correct. Apply principles of war Mass of Force, Speed, and lets demonstrate we can do it. If it had been done this way in the first place we would be Peace Keeping now instead of fighting a war with one arm and one leg tied behind our back.

The problem with some Pundits is they go so left or so right they completely refuse to accept the middle.