It was a noble cause that was hard to win. The North Vietnamese had underground tunnels and could appear and disappear from anywhere at any time. They would use women and children as human shields and hide in their villages.<quoted text>
So, you're another person who claims to have two tours of nam. Hey, why not say three?
If you want, we can review the system of lies the Democrats invented about Vietnam. How about it? Let's get some of those old lies going again.
Vietnam was just one of the many proxy wars of the Cold War. We could have made the decision to run away every time the communists showed up, until we are alone in the world and they are on our door step, which was the strategy they were employing.
It seems you need an education about how the US became involved in Vietnam.
Shall we begin?
You tell us when you'd make the decision to run away because the communists show up somewhere.
Let's start with Ho Chi Minh asking the Soviet Union to help him in the civil war he started.
If you want, we can step further back and review how Ho Chi Minh went to Paris and asked the French to return to Vietnam to force the Chinese army to leave after they monitored the removal of the Japanese army.
A good starting point is when Ho Chi Minh put Vietnam into the Cold War, though.
1955 Soviet Union petitions the UN to separate Vietnam into two countries, a heavily militarized communist north and an unmilitarized south. Immediately after the UN separates Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh invades Laos and Cambodia and uses the communist occupied territories there to stage insurgencies in South Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh increases his "influence" in South Vietnam by slipping into villages at night and murdering all elected officials.
South Vietnam asks the US for help.
The US becomes involved in Vietnam.
Shall we continue your education?
It was difficult to tell who the enemy was.
But it was still a noble cause. And those who died to protect the vulnerable died nobly.