Good Day World!
You know something’s seriously screwed up when our government can’t learn from history’s lessons.
Wise men learn from their mistakes. It’s apparent we don’t have wise people in Congress, or the White House, for that matter.
Now: 2015 Iraq
President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq on Wednesday to advise and assist local forces in an effort to reverse the recent gains of the Islamic State.
Under the plan, the United States will open a fifth training site in Iraq, with the goal of integrating Iraqi Security Forces and Sunni fighters. The immediate objective is to retake the city of Ramadi, seized by the Islamic State last month.
Then: 1961 South Vietnam
“Following a meeting between President John F. Kennedy and South Vietnam envoy Nguyen Dinh Thuan, an agreement is reached for direct training and combat supervision of Vietnamese troops by U.S. instructors.
South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem had earlier asked Kennedy to send additional U.S. troops to train the South Vietnamese Army. U.S. advisers had been serving in Vietnam since 1955 as part of the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group.
There would be only 900 U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam at the end of 1961, but in accordance with President Kennedy’s pledge to provide American military assistance to South Vietnam, the number of U.S. personnel rose to 3,200 by the end of 1962.” source History Channel
For those who are too young to remember our senseless war with the Vietnamese people, I can tell you it was a costly mistake engineered by Chicken Hawks in Washington.
Iraq has become the USA’s new deadly tar baby, sinking us further into debt and costing lives on all sides.
What is the end game? Is there even one? I doubt it.
Time for me to walk on down the road…