To: Common Tator
To: Tailgunner Joe
Torie, I have read your comments on the confilct in SouthEast Asia very closely.
I fear we are on a different song-sheet, for it appears to me that you have a rather unsophisticated view of power execution -- and its limitations.
It may prove helpful to examine very closely the writings of Bernard Fall, the noted Indo-French historian of the day. I had the pleasure of sharing brandy with Bernie Fall on the roof of the Majestic a number of times; with Joe and Stewart Alsop as well...when we were all together in Saigon in the early days.
These gents, without fail, predicted the outcome of the conflict years before we lost our 67,000 brethen to that failed enterprise. We bet on a losing horse...lame and philisophically encumbered, to boot. And, paid our losing wager in blood and national honor.
Were you there...? I doubt it.
posted on 11/28/2002 8:33:04 PM PST
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