This isn’t Viet Nam


For those too young to remember, during the Viet Nam war an American major was quoted as saying, “It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.” That morphed into the popular paraphrase, “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.”

4 thoughts on “This isn’t Viet Nam

  1. I was born into a Democrat family. But, in all honesty, I didn’t give a squat about politics for most of my life. It was when Obama came into office that I started to really pay attention. Learn what I should have known in my youth. You know… typical American ignorance. I’ve always voted Democrat, though. Even in my most government-ignorant years, I never understood why people supported the Republican Party. I saw so much hate and control in that party. To this day, I just do not understand why people think Democrats are so “dangerous” for our government.

    1. I was raised in a very Republican family and voted that way until the party started messing with women’s rights. Then George Bush was nominated and that sealed it. After a couple of years as a Dem, I wrote them off too. I registered as Unaffiliated when I moved to Colorado in 2005.

      1. My housemate is registered “Independent” too. I keep telling her she needs to change to a Democrat so she can at least vote in primaries. I don’t know if this varies per state, but in NM, you have to be registered either a Dem or Rep in order to vote in any primary.

... and that's my two cents