Friday, December 02, 2005

Vietnam War buildup was a Hoax

The second Gulf of Tonkin Attack on U.S. warships never happened according to new evidence by a spy-agency. The attack were to have took place on August 4th, 1964. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed three days later which enabled President Johnson to use "all necessary steps" which lead to the full scale war in Vietnam. Faulty intel was to blame for not only did the attacks never happen but the alleged attackers did not even know the location of the ships. What bugs me about this new evidence is not that I’m angry about how Vietnam War was one of the biggest mistakes in U.S. military history but because the same exact thing is happening now. We went to war over faulty evidence and national fear (then over communism, now over terrorism); it seems to me like we should learn from our mistakes - but we don’t. Now the agenda is bringing freedom to the Middle East and "liberating" a nation; which is fine, but not a reason for going to a long, dragged out, controversial war. Weapons of mass destruction were never found, and I don’t know if you all remember this but that was the original reason for going to war. And the original reason for going to war was due to a mistake (or manufactured) in evidence. I'll talk more about this later I am sooooo tired.

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