Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It's Now Official -- Longer than WWII

As of today, the BFEE has been at war in Iraq for 1348 days.

It was only 1347 days from Pearl Harbor to the end of World War II.

Baby Doc's next goal: Longer than Vietnam.

It was 3918 days between the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution on August 7, 1964, and the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.

7 Comments:

drainbamage said...

So that is why he is comparing the two now?

I thought it was because they were both lies based on Corporate greed.

drainbamage said...

Farnsworth, how close are we to repeating the past?

Any idea "by the numbers" how many died in the early years in Nam vs Iraq?

There is also talk about the draft, by the numbers when did they start drafting in Nam vs Iraq?

Are we ahead or behind the time-line for the draft?

When did majority public outcry become common against the war in Nam vs Iraq?

Are there other industries besides oil in Iraq, are we saving tire companies again?

Is this the second country that had its borders drawn by foreigners that we are liberating or have there been more? (besides Korea)

Are there other wars the US has fought for longer periods of time?

Thanks,
happy Thanks Giving!

dailyread said...

The longest war is going to be the one against depleted uranium and the psychdogs that unleashed it upon the world.

There are so many issues of political outrage to focus on that my eyes are gtting crossed...but DU is the one that we Vets need to keep hammering on.

spadoman said...

DU is the worst. Worse than Agent Orange!

go here for more info:

http://www.circlevision.org/alliantaction.html

Proud to say spousal unit arrested twice here at Alliant Tech in Edina, MN where DU weapons are made.

Farnsworth, I've been off the blogs for a while, but started one up again. Good to be back and see you're still at it.

Hope all is well.

deuddersun said...

Okay drainbamage, I'll take a whack at it, here we go!

1. We are already repeating the past. Not just our own, unfortunately, but pre-
WW2 Germany's as well.

2. Define "early". When is it too early or too late to die for a lie?

3. The Draft was in force long before Viet Nam. The Marine Corps stopped drafting in 1968 or 69. No-one has been drafted to fight in Iraq, unless you consider stop-loss orders a reverse draft. (Which I do.)

4. Way behind. Charles Rangel wants it back and so do I, with no exemptions other than medical ones. That way all the College Republicons, Protest Whore-iers and other Chickenhawks will have the opportunity to serve this country they profess to love so much.

5. Roughly around 1968, or four years since the esclations resulting from the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Many believe this was due to the bad publicity resulting from the Siege of Hue, which was, by any standard, a major American Victory. Based on the 4 year mark, we are right on schedule with Iraq.

6. Yes. there are other industries, Halliburton, Bechtel and KBR to name a few.

7. The first war we were involved in regarding foreign set borders was our own War of Independence. I would argue that the second was the American Civil War.

8. To date, only our own War of Independence and the War Between The States.

Just an observation, Americans will carry the fight as long as is neccessary if they believe in what they are fighting for. Once a war has been exposed as a lie, we grow tired of the waste of life and angry at those responsible.

If you are interested in a good synopsis of the Viet Nam Conflict, try this site:

http://www.vietnampix.com/index.html

d.

EmpiresFall said...

Hey man, love this blog. Stumbled on it on Google.

Glad to see the Nam vets are still fighting the (real) good fight. Never say die. If you like, check out mine:

empiresfall.blogspot.com

Screw these current assholes in the house, I am so goddamn sick and tired of them.

spadoman said...

The oath I took as a soldier back in 1968 said I would fight to defend our Constitution and ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.

I didn't take it lightly. I didn't think the oath was only for the time I served, but for all time. Now I fight for the domestic enemy that lies to the American people and the world so they can get rich off of war and for our constitutional rights that are slowly being stipped away.