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Logtroll, you are right; my gliding over Vietnam was incredibly thoughtless. My apologies.


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Originally Posted by Mellowicious
Rick: not their citizens. I was talking about our citizens. Murricans.
Got it. I understood your posts to be from the Afghani perspective.

From the American perspective, once OBL was killed, we should have left. Hmm

Apologizes for the confusion. smile


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Originally Posted by logtroll
Right... 2,700,000 Americans served in Vietnam and 58,000 were killed over 10 years.

490,000 served in Afghanistan (over 20 years) and 2372 killed.

Perhaps more important, there was a draft in one of them.
The draft was different, but more importantly, warfare was different. We didn't have drones in Vietnam.


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That warn't my intent, Mello... I was thinking that Vietnam was a big deal and has stuck with us for 50 years because of the much deeper involvement with the Murrican public. The reasons for that have to do with more serving, more killed, and less choice on serving. The draft is a great uninsulator of public awareness around war.


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Logtroll, you didn’t do anything but make me think. I went back and checked my post, and it actually said exactly what I wanted it to. But thanks for making me think.


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