T beek has a very poor grasp of history. you don't have to read American "mythology". read what the Japanese have said. according to them, they were also very close, maybe days, from developing their own bomb which, they have said, they would have used.
we are fortunate that both the Japanese military officers and the Vietnamese officers and leaders wrote about war with us. if you want to know what they were thinking, read what they wrote.
Really? Could it be…..Perhaps some folks simply prefer their own version of history? I have no problem with that, at least until fantasy tries to trump reality, ideology trumps reason.
kathyp; You certainly enjoy the role of teacher (boss, queen bee ;), the one in charge, dictating the course of any conversation you engage), assigning reading assignments regularly to those you assume needs such assignments. Some of your assignments as well as 'some' (just some, not all) of your opinions might get you in some trouble in most colleges anywhere History is taught. You also make a habit of ignoring or completely failing to address the content of those you disagree with, instead relying on insults and ridicule to shut it down.
What's up with all that? I know you can do better. I just know it. Why not debate what was said and not assume I haven't read what 'all sides' of all wars fought by this Country have said, and I'm called arrogant? Please, oh please, show me the way…..
To be honest I believe 'civility' is more important than getting ones point across, in fact it is with civility that we can.
I've been accused of "trying to change minds on a beekeeping forum" when nothing could be further from the truth. However, I don't mind saying that I'm seeking open minds willing to engage in respectful debate. Throwing insults and categorizing a segment of society perceived to be the enemy is self imposed inslavement IMO
"Dogmatic ideological parties tend to splinter the social and political fabric of a Nation" George Romney
"SPEAK THE TRUTH BUT RIDE A FAST HORSE" :-D