In World War II the US should have declared war on Japan only and waited for German aggression against us before adding them to the list. We should not have demanded unconditional surrender. If Japan refused to negotiate the dropping of the Atomic bombs might be an acceptable solution. Most of the island-hopping was unnecessary. I would have limited US invasions to Europe and not shed one drop of American blood in Africa during World War II.
We should have left Korea alone but presented a wall of ships blocking Japan and Taiwan from possible attack.
We should never have set foot in Vietnam, but once we were there we should have fought fully with the objective of removing the North Vietnamese government.
We should have backed the Bay of Pigs invasion with a major air and naval support force, making it clear that we would consider negotiations that would leave Castro in charge.
Grenada was none of our business and the press should have been invited.
We should not have given the canal back to Panama until 2002 and used indigenous fighters to achieve regime change.
We should have proceeded into Iraq in 1991, removed Saddam Hussein and divided the country three ways (one-third a permanent UN protectorate, one-third to the Soviet Union in exchange for the release of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and one-third as a homeland for the Palestinians.)
The Afghanistan war was necessary, and except for doing everything to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden as soon as possible I could not have improved on its execution.
If we had done as I suggested in 1991 the Iraq War would have been unnecessary. Otherwise it should have been a campaign promise because I voted for Bush fully expectimg him to remove Hussein during his first term.
Also, the vast majority of Truther theories are complete rubbish, and that's putting it nicely.
I guess you don't want to answer my questions..........
There was actually a subtle point in there for anyone who's a student of history.
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"Conspiracism is a particular narrative form of scapegoating that frames demonized enemies as part of a vast insidious plot against the common good, while it valorizes the scapegoater as a hero for sounding the alarm." Chip Berlet
I have to learn before I can comment. I apologize for those things not being in my computing space.