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It always hurts when someone blames our Country, Government and the US Military for "loosing" the war in Vietnam. It infuriates me when that kind of discussion comes from an individual who NEVER served in our Armed Forces, NEVER was placed in harms-way, and NEVER prohibits the continued display of Republican lies that contaminate historical truth.
I saw a report on Steve King speaking at CPAC and decided to see who this person is in our political system. Wikipedia has the following:
"The son of Emmett King, a state police dispatcher, and Mildred King, a homemaker, King graduated in 1967 from Denison Community High School. He attended Northwest Missouri State University from 1967 to 1970, taking courses toward becoming a wildlife officer. In 1975, he founded King Construction, an earth moving company. King founded the Kiron Business Association in the 1980s. His involvement with the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors' Association led to regional and national offices in that organization and a growing interest in public policy."
So while our brave military was fighting and dying for a undeserved war, Mr. King was enjoying a safe collegiate life. He apparently did not even serve in the military even after the war. So how does an idiot of the political system learn how to say we (the American people) lost a war. Try saying that face to face with a Vietnam Veteran. Better make sure he/she has not been drinking because you might get a clinched five finger massage to the face. Might even get one without the veteran having a beer. Although history may paint a picture of our letting this war go, in truth, Vietnam Veterans need to know we walked away with our heads held high and the enemy thanking their Gods for the relief. We could have continued to overwhelm the North and even discussed the nuclear advantage, but congressional pansies who never serve in armed conflicts wanted us out of the war. These are the similar pansies who grow up playing with toy soldiers and wanting to please "daddie" getting America into us in a conflict with IRAQ over WMD's. Oh! no WMD's found? We did get the IRAQ President eventually hiding in a hole in the ground. George can tell his "daddie", I got him for you and Cheney is smiling with his pockets lined with gold from Haliburton. Yes, thousands died from congressional pansies dealing a war. Thousands died from congressional pansies dealing out a Vietnam War that was not going to give us dividends.
Bottom line: Congressional people like Steve King need to keep their mouths shut speaking about things they know nothing about. Their comments ridicule a large group of brave men and women who serve our country with distinction, honor and bravery.