please do not mesh two completely unrelated arguments into a single sentence, it makes your spiel difficult to follow.
Let's try this to start. I have never said there was anything wrong with our troops especially the boots on the ground. I have never said they were anything but honorable and I hold them in high esteem ... so knock the military chip off please. They do what they are told … ring a bell!!!
Seriously what the hell are you trying to say with this and why do you insist on making such a statement? what is your POINT in making such a statement. If I said "tomatoes are red" in the middle of this discussion you would question why I am making random statements unrelated to the issue as well. I don't have a "chip on my shoulder", I am merely giving you the benefit of the doubt that maybe you aren't batshit crazy and actually are trying to make a point of some sort that I am failing to undertand.
You sited some statistics that I did not agree with so I posted a chart indicating the start and ending of the war and the numbers of deaths
You are right, human memory is fallable and the exact death's by year I quoted was wrong; I probably mixed it up with the sum of the 3 toughest years, and understated it somewhat as its actually closer to 40k. That being said look at your own chart, at its worst it was over 16k a year dead. But look at the last 2 years of the war in your own chart:
and it ended in august of 73.
Now, the USA loses shrunk to a fraction of their previous amounts, it effectively won 2 years before it decided to retreat and managed to snatch a loss out of an assured victory.
I seem to have taken you more literally than you meant. If you thought the 60 second bit was unimportant, why was it the only liberal propaganda bite you mentioned?
It isn't unimportant, its false. there is a difference. Its also one of the many false statements that liberal media made to make it look like there were countless american casualties in the war. Its importance is in that it is still believed in today, years after the fact.
The notion that we are losing countless soldiers in vietnam is what caused the american public to sour on it and call for a retreat which lead to failure to accomplish objectives.
You have to understand the correlation between the “known world” way back when and the “whole world” of today, only a child might not
You have to understand that ad hominem attacks instead of addressing the issues at hand only degrades your position on a subject.
Your last word on Hitler was “But if things went a little differently he COULD …” Is it that difficult to use accurate data and actual historical information to tell the truth?
I AM using accurate historical data to tell the truth. Accurate historical data is reason he COULD and the people a thousand years before him COULD NOT. Just because he DIDN'T doesn't mean he COULDN'T. The ones before him actually couldn't.