Hmm, brief, but perhaps not your most articulate or cogent response, psikeyhackr. Care to elaborate?
articulate == 1. Expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language.
cogent == 1. Powerfully persuasive.
It was articulate though it may not have been cogent. It was just lacking in detail. LOL
I bought The Fog of War a couple of years ago and have watched it a number of times since then. What really cracked me up the first time I watched it was where McNamara talks about visiting Vietnam decades after the war and having an argument with one of the Vietnamese leaders. He said they almost came to blows. But it really comes down to Americans not understanding the Vietnamese. I remember watching stuff about Vietnam almost every night thru high school. And I was thinking then, “Why should the Vietnamese give a damn about the difference between White Americans and White Frenchmen?”
I remember thinking like a stupid little kid when in 8th grade, “Go in and wipe those suckers out and get it over with.” Even in my freshman year I assumed it would be over before I graduated from high school. But then in my sophomore year in college I watched the draft lottery with me as unwilling participant. This nonsense went on longer than WWII and never made sense from the start. At least Iraq is about oil but the start of this was even more ridiculous. Saudis fly planes that knock down buildings they can’t possibly knock down so attack Iraq. RIGHT!
9/11 just further emphasizes how much this country runs on pure unadulterated brainlessness.