What the Afghan War Has in Common With the Vietnam War
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What the Afghan War Has in Common With the Vietnam War

Washington : DC : USA | Apr 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM PDT
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Worst Spawn Trap in History

Take off your hat. Taps is playing. Almost four decades late, the Vietnam War and its post-war spawn, the Vietnam Syndrome, are finally heading for their American grave. It may qualify as the longest attempted burial in history. Last words – both eulogies and curses – have been offered too many times to mention, and yet no American administration found the silver bullet that would put that war away for keeps.

Richard Nixon tried to get rid of it while it was still going on by "Vietnamizing" it. Seven years after it ended, Ronald Reagan tried to praise it into the dustbin of history, hailing it as "a noble cause." Instead, it morphed from a defeat in the imperium into a "syndrome," an unhealthy aversion to warmaking believed to afflict the American people to their core.

You can read the entire article here:

http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/04/afghanistan-vietnam-war-quagmire

Have a look at Paul Hardcastle’s updated and profound music video for the revamped “19” (2010 marked the 25th anniversary of the original song’s release):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxw5PS0WZGk&list=UU3tHIeYCYFOS4LyLELGUWSg&;index=42&feature=plcp

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Stephanie Sklar is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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