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  1. Allan

    Allan said, over 4 years ago

    I seem to remember that one presidential candidate in the 1970’s won an election by promising that he would end the (Vietnam) war. And did.

  2. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Actually it really ended after he left office in disgrace. The 1973 Paris Accords didn’t exactly end the war. And it wasn’t a particularly glorious ending. And he could have ended it much earlier, but chose not to.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 4 years ago

    And then there are the budget cuts “including” cuts in pay and benefits for the military. Seems to me that a wounded veteran needs his/her benefits much more than a political hack drawing down 200K a year (I know that figure isn’t exact don’t get yer panties in a wad) You want to cut the defense budget do it by getting out of the THREE wars we are involved in.

  4. David MCQueen

    David MCQueen GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The Paris Peace Accords (1973) dictated that North Viet Nam wouldn’t invade the Republic of Viet Nam again. The north violated the accords in January 1975 with another massive invasion, but this time the democrats in congress decided the USA would not assist South Viet Nam. Thanks for all the American and Vietnamese dead, democrat-socialists.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Yeah, because Viet Nam was going SO well before that final invation. How long should the US have stayed there? Another 10 years? 20 years? At what point do you say “enough?” At what point is the loss of life too high to continue? Viet Nam wasn’t about helping people, it was about the ideals of Communism vs Capitalism and the so called “Domino Effect.” Viet Nam fell, but the other countries did not.

  6. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    NIxon campaigned in ‘68 saying he’d end the war. Ford signed off in April of ‘75. The only “good war” is the one that never starts. Also notable that the most willing “hawks” in late 20th and early 21st century America were the ones with least to lose, most to gain through an aggressive and “preemptive defense”. Too bad the Pentagon can’t buy toys cheap at Wal Mart.

  8. Kathleen Cunningham

    Kathleen Cunningham GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    It would be more honest to call the Defense Dept. the Department of War, as it used to be named.

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Eugene McCarthy or RFK would have ended the war eariler.
    Nixon’s secret plan was to nuke North Vietnam, typical right wing overkill.

  10. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 4 years ago

    @Kathleen Cunningham

    I agree wholeheartedly.

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 4 years ago

    ^Oh, they’re around, mdavis. There are a few groups – yes, liberal groups – demanding that we withdraw.

  12. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 4 years ago

    I said “wholeheartedly” before I read your comment, honest I did!

    I think Korea was another war to prevent the spread of communism aka make the world safe for democracy. But I also don’t really know, just going by what I remember from high school history.

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    We’re only there now because the Republican party would not let Obama start to withdraw eariler.

  14. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    This I know – once the US starts fighting a war, whether the intentions were right or wrong at the beginning, we should fight, and fight seriously, until we WIN, period.
    We embarrassed ourselves in Vietnam by not just getting in there are doing the job; then we compounded that by giving up before we won.
    If we win the war, and if we intend to win the war, it’s equally hard to ask the first, the last, or all the soldiers in between to risk their precious blood and lives. But if we listen to the losers, shame on us, and that’s what we did in Vietnam. We should have won, and we should have done so years before the Dem’s in Congress defunded it.

  15. Robert

    Robert said, over 4 years ago

    “Won” or “lost” Vietnam doesn’t end until I and others close our eyes for the last time and we don’t see it all over again.

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