Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This Day in the History of Great Victories, Just Before Disaster
Labels: Korean War
That war took 38,000 US lives in three years. Thirty-Eight Thousand!
There are 40,000 US troops guarding the border between North and South Korea. They've stood guard there since 1953.
Was the sacrifice worth it? Is the annual expense to maintain our presence money well spent?
South Korea has boomed while North Korea has withered. Is there a better contrast to exemplify the value and meaning of freedom, democracy and capitalism vs every form of impoverishment that totalitarianism brings?
No slappz. If you look at it as a beginning bleed which hamstrung the Commies, who learned in Korea that they had to have a big, modern military to have a chance to beat us (and they couldn't keep it up for ever) then the Korean War was worth it. I just wish the South Koreans were a little more grateful.
Yup...my dad also served with McCain during Vietnam, and had a few funny anecdotes regarding the Pilot.