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bigblock46 74M
13810 posts
9/14/2019 5:44 am
A Little History Question

Who was president when the Vietnam War began?
John F. Kennedy
Gerald R. Ford
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I don't know


bigblock46 74M
11024 posts
9/14/2019 5:46 am

Good Luck


MrsJoe 73F
12869 posts
9/14/2019 5:56 am

I hated that "war"..... because it wasn't war we were meant to win, it was just a conflict in which we lost so many of our young men..... without a good solid resolution.

Be a prism, spreading God's light and love, not a mirror reflecting the world's hate.


Rentier2 76M
720 posts
9/14/2019 6:06 am

    Quoting MrsJoe:
    I hated that "war"..... because it wasn't war we were meant to win, it was just a conflict in which we lost so many of our young men..... without a good solid resolution.
Kinda like the majority of wars the US gets itself into, notably the most recent ones.

However, there is no other way to maintain public displays of patriotism and to have heroes to thank for their service to a grateful nation.


sparkleflit 72F
6783 posts
9/14/2019 9:07 am

    Quoting Rentier2:
    Kinda like the majority of wars the US gets itself into, notably the most recent ones.

    However, there is no other way to maintain public displays of patriotism and to have heroes to thank for their service to a grateful nation.
Yup......always fighting wars on foreign soil, killing civilians and just saying "Oops.....more collateral damage".......


hiramhankwilliam 97M

9/14/2019 10:35 am

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    Yup......always fighting wars on foreign soil, killing civilians and just saying "Oops.....more collateral damage".......
WE FIGHT AND KILL ON FOREIGN SOIL SO WE DONT HAVE TO FEAR IT BEING DONE HERE.

KINDA FUNNY YOUR COUNTRY FIGHHTS RIGHT ALONE WITH US.

YOU HATE YORU COUNTRY LIKE UHATE USA

DEATH IS A CERTAIN, ETERNITY IS A CHOICE


sparkleflit 72F
6783 posts
9/14/2019 11:28 am

    Quoting hiramhankwilliam:
    WE FIGHT AND KILL ON FOREIGN SOIL SO WE DONT HAVE TO FEAR IT BEING DONE HERE.

    KINDA FUNNY YOUR COUNTRY FIGHHTS RIGHT ALONE WITH US.

    YOU HATE YORU COUNTRY LIKE UHATE USA
You and your hatred obsession...Unconsciously projecting your own hatred onto others is one of the many advantages of willful ignorance......


Rentier2 76M
720 posts
9/15/2019 6:50 pm

    Quoting hiramhankwilliam:
    WE FIGHT AND KILL ON FOREIGN SOIL SO WE DONT HAVE TO FEAR IT BEING DONE HERE.

    KINDA FUNNY YOUR COUNTRY FIGHHTS RIGHT ALONE WITH US.

    YOU HATE YORU COUNTRY LIKE UHATE USA
Really?

The only nations I can think that have the military capacity to pose a threat to the US are China and Russia.

I don't see American troops being sent to those countries to fight the threat.


goodtimes13 74M

12/28/2019 11:25 am

Just before Kennedy was assassinated he sent a few hundred advisors to Nam. Charles De Gaul President of France told JFK not to go there because the French lost men and was unwinnable. Once Johnson became president he and his Texas buddies made millions on the war. We lost 58,000 men/woman there.

I was lucky. I was stationed state side but lost a few friends there.


daytripper194508 75M  
1 post
2/11/2020 7:40 am

My earliest News memories are of hearing radio reports about the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when troops under Vo Nguyen Giap (later Minister of Defence for Ho Chi Minh) surrounded and then overran the French Foreign Legion. Later, I was a foreign Grad student in Philadelphia, 67-69. Many of my classmates had come back from 'Nam -- I learned a lot from them. The First IndoChina War is generally regarded as 1946 - 1954, so I guess the correct answer is Roosevelt, although I said Eisenhower.