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Warren Stuart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 09:32 AM
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1. The Tet Offensive was a disaster for the North Vietnamese
It's funny that history dosesn't regard it as such.

We already won the war, when are we going to win the peace?
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  -This is an email sent by a Marine Unit Commander to his units wifes MSgt213  Apr-16-04 09:28 AM   #0 
  - Body count is the measure of success - just like Viet Nam  ftbc   Apr-16-04 09:32 AM   # 
  - At the small unit level that's often all you can mesure  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 09:47 AM   #4 
  - Only trouble with that  MadHound   Apr-16-04 09:58 AM   #16 
  - There are more parts to war then fighting. The Bristish also pulled out  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 10:17 AM   #23 
  - Did that 2,000lb bomb have anything to do with 'success'  keithyboy   Apr-16-04 02:27 PM   #40 
  - The Tet Offensive was a disaster for the North Vietnamese  Warren Stuart   Apr-16-04 09:32 AM   #1 
  - You needed to be there to understand  Mountainman   Apr-16-04 10:48 AM   #33 
     - I saw that too  saigon68   Apr-16-04 05:53 PM   #50 
  - what a charming little missive  xchrom   Apr-16-04 09:34 AM   #2 
  - I think good writing has been lost in the age of text messaging  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 09:47 AM   #5 
  - BWHAHAHAHA!!!  Karenina   Apr-16-04 02:52 PM   #43 
  - It reads like a review of a Hollywood war epic.....Sad  glarius   Apr-16-04 09:59 AM   #17 
  - Excuse me?  LandOLincoln   Apr-16-04 06:09 PM   #51 
  - What do you expect a commander to write?  Redleg   Apr-16-04 10:26 AM   #28 
  - Vengeance of the righteous?  MallRat   Apr-16-04 09:39 AM   #3 
  - They conjur up religious zeal and make me also uncomfortable Funny since  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 09:50 AM   #8 
  - Who made "us" the "righteous"?  lambsquarter   Apr-16-04 09:54 AM   #13 
     - God Did!  WoodrowFan   Apr-16-04 02:56 PM   #46 
  - "Magnificent Bastards" ??  VLC98   Apr-16-04 09:47 AM   #6 
  - This is the difference between the USMC & the USAF  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 10:13 AM   #20 
  - Total respect for you having served in Vietnam...  VLC98   Apr-16-04 07:34 PM   #52 
     - My dear friend  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 11:31 PM   #53 
        - Dear Ernesto,  VLC98   Apr-17-04 02:40 PM   #55 
  - Magnificent Bastards  NewJeffCT   Apr-16-04 10:21 AM   #25 
     - No stinking John Wayne  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 10:27 AM   #29 
  - This dude needs to get his story straight...  slavkomae   Apr-16-04 09:49 AM   #7 
  - They are terrorist soliders who fight sneakly with pride  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 09:53 AM   #10 
  - They wouldn't want it to sound like  bloom   Apr-16-04 09:57 AM   #15 
  - What utter bravado BS. Can you imagine getting a letter like that?  Postman   Apr-16-04 09:52 AM   #9 
  - Sounds like blood thirsty christian americans to me  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 09:54 AM   #12 
  - Can you imagine being a Marine  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 10:22 AM   #26 
     - I tried as best as I could before the invasion of Iraq to stop it.  Postman   Apr-16-04 05:41 PM   #49 
        - I tried to, Amigo  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 11:35 PM   #54 
  - "We are here to win."..win what ?..hearts and minds ?  the Kelly Gang   Apr-16-04 09:53 AM   #11 
  - They would have had much more success if they  ArkDem   Apr-16-04 09:57 AM   #14 
  - dear ladies, how gullible are you?  GreatCaesarsGhost   Apr-16-04 10:02 AM   #18 
  - And this man rose to the level of Lieutenant Colonel?  revcarol   Apr-16-04 10:06 AM   #19 
  - Would Germans who fought the Allied powers  LagaLover   Apr-16-04 10:17 AM   #22 
  - apples and oranges..  frylock   Apr-16-04 10:48 AM   #34 
  - Actually, a much better question would be  meluseth   Apr-16-04 02:11 PM   #39 
     - Great point, methuseth  lumpy   Apr-16-04 02:34 PM   #42 
  - Ummm... it is precisely because of such an attitude that he rose...  IrateCitizen   Apr-16-04 10:18 AM   #24 
  - The "enemy" didn't do anything to us. The "Magnificent Bastards"  leesa   Apr-16-04 10:16 AM   #21 
  - I have to defend the jarheads on this one  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 10:47 AM   #32 
     - Excellent response, Ernesto.  Redleg   Apr-16-04 01:11 PM   #35 
  - Ha  awake   Apr-16-04 10:25 AM   #27 
  - IMO  TexasMexican   Apr-16-04 01:28 PM   #37 
  - Good god folks, get some perspective on this letter.  Redleg   Apr-16-04 10:33 AM   #30 
  - Everybody in a war needs to know what they are fighting for.  9215   Apr-16-04 02:55 PM   #45 
  - letter to his unit's wives  demigoddess   Apr-16-04 10:37 AM   #31 
  - Remember this? ... "I love the smell of napalm in the morning"  Bozita   Apr-16-04 01:19 PM   #36 
  - "openly watching with disdain"...  Ysabel   Apr-16-04 01:36 PM   #38 
  - Spoken like a true  lumpy   Apr-16-04 02:29 PM   #41 
  - I'm glad this thread has not elicited bashing of our soldiers --  DeepModem Mom   Apr-16-04 02:55 PM   #44 
  - "We are here to win. "  Alpharetta   Apr-16-04 02:58 PM   #47 
  - Unfortunatley they forget that it is the Iraqi's Home we invaded  sce56   Apr-16-04 03:26 PM   #48 
 

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