Originally Posted by SoCalBronco
For the 95th time, that they dropped tons of bombs is not an automatic disqualifier. I didn't say we should only act to "do good". I said we should first be guided by strategic intersets and I don't have a problem with trying to "do the right thing" IF it is not contrary to our interests and everything else is equal. Here, they felt the incursion would be helpful to the effort to shorten the war by hitting supply lines and whatnot. Prince Sihanouk had given the OK. Yes, there was alot of loss of life, but I'm not going to sit here and say a President's decisions should be based on emotion. They thought strategically it would be useful and that's fine. That's what I'm most concerned about. Does it suck that people died? Yes. But that is the case in every war (declared or undeclared).
It was a COVERT ACTION, not a war. He commited genocide droping 2.7 tons of bombs on civillians.
Shorten what war? You mean kill as many communists as possible? Read the declasified phone call, he was out to murder commie's.