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Re: 9-11 Retrospection

Dara wrote:
cyberpainter wrote:
Well I think we should have stayed out of Iraq for one. Vietnam is another.

Which Iraq war CP - 1991 or 2003?

Vietnam must be seen in the context of the Cold War - America at the time feared annihilation from 'the great spectre' of the global spread of communism and indeed with the Cuban missile crisis this almost happened. Ill advised? certainly - but understandable to an extent given the ideological and political context of the time. It is certainly a conflict every American must wish they never entered, but that is surely in most cases because America was thoroughly defeated and humbled in such a humiliating way.


You can look a lot further back to understand the Vietnam conflict. Colonialism messed up that country big time. "We", meaning France, Japan, England, then the US as well, (all the colonial powers, then WW2 allies), didn't really learn much from past mistakes, and kept making them again and again.

Sep 11, 2011, 20:46


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