Nation didn’t learn lessons of Vietnam
I support a post-World War II veteran’s sensitivities to comments of others who, in any way, degrade one’s noble wartime experiences. However, responses that continue to grate me are those that define those combat experiences as protections for the safety of the citizens at home. For me, this is where the argument continually falls apart.
As a Vietnam vet, the only justification I have ever been able to determine for our presence there has been that it was such a catastrophic error in judgment that we would never, as a country, take on anything of that magnitude again. How wrong I was.