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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-02-03 07:51 AM
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9. Even Gen. Westmoreland bought into the "body count" hype...
...because he firmly believed that the VC and North Vietnamese regulars were completely tapped out after the Tet Offensive in 1968. I'm personally convinced that kind of mentality cost another 30,000 American lives in a war that dragged on for another six years.

Here we go again.
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  -U.S. starts to report on enemy casualties UpInArms  Dec-02-03 07:23 AM   #0 
  - well it is certainly more offensive  DUreader   Dec-02-03 07:26 AM   #1 
  - I am SO sick of the constant PR  remfan   Dec-02-03 07:29 AM   #2 
  - Are they going to start reporting numbers of civilian casualties?  kayell   Dec-02-03 07:30 AM   #3 
  - No  davhill   Dec-02-03 07:33 AM   #5 
  - Agree, and how do you distinguish enemy from civilian? No uniforms,  54anickel   Dec-02-03 08:00 AM   #11 
     - I'm not quite sure what anyone means by "enemy"  Paschall   Dec-02-03 08:40 AM   #12 
        - Revenge is absolutely a driving force in any group of people.  54anickel   Dec-02-03 09:03 AM   #14 
  - Make up your minds....  berner59   Dec-02-03 07:36 AM   #6 
  - This is good news  DoYouEverWonder   Dec-02-03 07:44 AM   #7 
     - Productivity reports up!  Maeve   Dec-02-03 07:48 AM   #8 
        - I think the same guys are preparing the reports on the economy.  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-02-03 07:52 AM   #10 
  - There are no civilians  LizW   Dec-02-03 09:27 AM   #15 
  - I'm old enough to remember those Vietnam body counts  harper   Dec-02-03 07:32 AM   #4 
  - Even Gen. Westmoreland bought into the "body count" hype...  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-02-03 07:51 AM   #9 
     - Absolutely, we won the Vietnam war  teryang   Dec-02-03 08:45 AM   #13 
  - I thought the enemy body count wasn't reported as a security issue  rocknation   Dec-02-03 10:51 AM   #16 
  - Piss on this Article!!!!!!  DeathvadeR   Dec-02-03 11:14 AM   #17 
  - Welcome to the QUAGMIRE!!!  4dsc   Dec-02-03 12:17 PM   #18 

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