Sherry and Her mother, Susie, who came to Biloxi, Miss when Jack was born. Great time dome funny stories.
I also Perused Robert McNamara’s book, did not read it all. Gave a lot of insight (IN hind sight) about Viet Nam. I got a little sick, really, reading the book. After the war was lost, he looked back and said you know we were wrong, we should have pulled years before at the time of President Diem’s assassination. (I can appreciate someone being honest about his mistakes, but it doesn't FIX anything.) He was right of course, but we pay men in that position to make better decisions where lives are at stake. To make the better decisions when they are needed not in hind sight.
WE have historical records of Presidents making TOUGH decisions, and facing criticism. Two come to mind, Truman firing MacArthur for one. He was right, but took a lot of licks. Mac wanted to continue the war on into China through North Korea and President Truman was suing for peace. You cannot have a General tell a President what to do.
More recent history; When we went in against Saddam in Kuwait. Then President Bush, once Iraqi troops were out of Kuwait, said pull out. ME AND HUNDREDS of other folks said, GO ON TO BAGDAD! He did not listen to us. HE WAS CORRECT! He listened to the right advisors, in my opinion. He took a lot of hits at the time, but he stuck to his guns. There are enough folks to tell you that President G.W. Bush was wrong in his policies, so I won’t venture there. I thought he was right to topple Saddam.
I do know one thing, Thank God, we have not had anything close to the terrible acts of 9/11 repeated.
I believe Egypt is the most progressive of the Arab nations, but I do not see any other Arab Nation even close to a possibility of a Democracy.
Thanks for coming by the log.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BUT MIGHT NOT!
11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog