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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    I grew up watching him.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG7jjF6xuKM&feature=related"]YouTube - Cronkite Interview of JFK[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOa4sg2WOEQ"]YouTube - Walter Cronkite - On his "that's the way it is" signoff[/ame]
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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    He was a defeatest piece of ****.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He was a defeatest piece of ****.
    Stay classy, conservatives.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Stay classy, conservatives.
    Just calling it, "the way it is". Anybody, who would get on national TV, while our troops fighting and dieing on the battlefield, achieving a very hard won victory and say that there's no way to win the war, is a defeatest piece of ****.
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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Just calling it, "the way it is". Anybody, who would get on national TV, while our troops fighting and dieing on the battlefield, achieving a very hard won victory and say that there's no way to win the war, is a defeatest piece of ****.
    Cronkite said the war had become "no better than a stalemate", which was true. The politicians (both left and right) wouldn't do the necessary things needed to win a real war.

    If you were there and saw fellow Americans die by the hundreds to take a few mountaintops just to leave the next day to let the enemy regain control of them again, what would you call it?

    And what was the victory objective? 50,000 troops were dead and the North Koreans were stronger than when then war had started. They had unlimited backing from China, so how many more dead would you say that little chunk of land in south Asia was worth?

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Cronkite said the war had become "no better than a stalemate", which was true. The politicians (both left and right) wouldn't do the necessary things needed to win a real war.

    If you were there and saw fellow Americans die by the hundreds to take a few mountaintops just to leave the next day to let the enemy regain control of them again, what would you call it?

    And what was the victory objective? 50,000 troops were dead and the North Koreans were stronger than when then war had started. They had unlimited backing from China, so how many more dead would you say that little chunk of land in south Asia was worth?

    You do know which war we're talking about, right? Well, anyway, you're wrong.

    "What we still don't understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it.

    But we were elated to notice your media was definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!" --General Vo Nguyen Giap, CIC People's Army of Vietnam.

    The enemy was not stronger when we left. They were on the verge of surrender. It was assholes like Cronkite that screwed all that up.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Just calling it, "the way it is". Anybody, who would get on national TV, while our troops fighting and dieing on the battlefield, achieving a very hard won victory and say that there's no way to win the war, is a defeatest piece of ****.
    The man spoke the truth, no-one listened.

    Of course, he was wrong.
    We just needed a few more troops (100,000,000)
    A few more bombs (nuclear)
    A new South Vietnam government (PolPot)
    More time (a century )
    More money (our entire treasury)
    World cooperation ()
    A few more Rush Limbaughs

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The man spoke the truth, no-one listened.

    Of course, he was wrong.
    We just needed a few more troops (100,000,000)
    A few more bombs (nuclear)
    A new South Vietnam government (PolPot)
    More time (a century )
    More money (our entire treasury)
    World cooperation ()
    A few more Rush Limbaughs
    apdst is right and you don't know the facts.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The man spoke the truth, no-one listened.

    Of course, he was wrong.
    We just needed a few more troops (100,000,000)
    A few more bombs (nuclear)
    A new South Vietnam government (PolPot)
    More time (a century )
    More money (our entire treasury)
    World cooperation ()
    A few more Rush Limbaughs
    On what historical facts did you dream that up? I look forward to seeing them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Cronkite said the war had become "no better than a stalemate", which was true. The politicians (both left and right) wouldn't do the necessary things needed to win a real war.

    If you were there and saw fellow Americans die by the hundreds to take a few mountaintops just to leave the next day to let the enemy regain control of them again, what would you call it?

    And what was the victory objective? 50,000 troops were dead and the North Koreans were stronger than when then war had started. They had unlimited backing from China, so how many more dead would you say that little chunk of land in south Asia was worth?
    Joe, did you mean to state "North Vietnamese" ?
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