Korea… And Vietnam…
and TG, you said it in reply to…
For example: When the UN got involved with Iraq back in '91 (or whatever is was), who did most of the fighting to liberate Kuwait?
He implies that the US did the majority of the fighting in Kuwait, and you imply that the US did all of it in Vietnam and Korea.
Kuwait was a joint military effort by 50something countries. Who put most of the ground forces in there? The US, French, and Saudis. Who put most of the airpower in there? The US, British, and the Saudis.
The US did the most in that war, yes, but we cannot take credit completely like some people do. The British Airforce flew incredibly risky missions to take out Iraqi Fighters, and many were shot down. The French led the assault against an elite, entrenched, Republican guard. The Americans were faced against thousands of armored opponents.
Vietnam and Korea are two entirely different things. Korea was a war launched upon us, by North Korea. We fought it defensively, and we won it offensively. It wasn’t a UN matter, and it was solved.
Vietnam was, in a word, stupid. It was a war of outsiders verse patriots. We barely took any casualties, 58,000 compared to 1,000,000 Vietnameese. We upset a lot of people, and the UN was right not to do anything.