>>>>>Clearly you've missed the entire point of my post (and I hate righteous attempts to nitpick little points).<<<<<
Quite so, quite so...
>>>>>The main assertion I was making (which you ignored) was that who ever I was originally replying to (can't recall right now)<<<<<
'Allo to you!
>>>>>was incorrect in the claim that Ford's policies effectively conceded Nixon's supposed 'victory'.<<<<<<
1973-Nixon resigns. Ford becomes President. Chevy Chase rejoices.
Later, while Ford is President, and the Democrats control the nation's purse strings, and after US troops are out of Viet Nam and the South Vietnamese are standing up for themselves (which is a suitable definition for victory) and by definition again, as a result of the Paris PEACE talks and the signing of the armistance, there was PEACE in Viet Nam and it was as much of a victory for the United States as the Korean War armistance was. Both nations existed free of the despicable horror known as Communist Domination.
Then, in what could be called Viet Nam War Part 2, the government of North Viet Nam broke its word (Didn't some goddamned scum bag, some sonofanillych say, "Promises are like piecrusts, they're made to be broken."?) The NVA swept out of the North (supplied by their brother Communists in USSR and PRC) and attacked. Under PRESIDENT FORD's neutered administration, the DEMOCRATIC House of Representatives and Senate Scored Big Political Points and refused to allocate funds to help the poor, damned South Vietnamese like we goddamned promised. We couldn't even supply air support.
So we did throw away a hard-won victory by listening to goddamned peace-niks. Rest assured, that we will not make that goddamned mistake again.
>>>>I was arguing that Nixon had in fact pulled out troops long before this<<<<<
Which, going on just the text of your post was difficult to discern.
>>>>>, which you post as claiming that I didn't know.<<<<<
>>>>>Reading is fundamental.<<<<<
Scratch when it itches.
Screw the UN, Let the Conquest of Iraq begin!
Oh, btw, the best part, the very
best part about the upcoming war is this:
No matter how many pages this thread grows to, no matter how many theads in support of Saddamn
Hussein the peace-niks here in AI post, it won't, won't mind you, make a bit of difference. Saddamn will be dead or captured three hours after Operation Twin Towers kicks off.
To any US military personnel who wander in here:
You guys and gals just freakin' rock! If you're in -theater, then Kick some major ass, be careful, and get yourselves home quickly! You are America's heroes, no matter what your job, no matter what your rank! Godbless you wonderful men and women! Hoo-RAH!
Cheering on the Conquest of Iraq
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