Freedom, or Farce?
Since there's been a lot of discussion about it in the Mandatory Service thread (apt as it is, it's still derailing), I thought I'd loosen the belt a bit and give it its own
thread. Feel free to discuss your thoughts on it in here, if only for the sake of the poor, misguided Conscription thread.
And since I don't feel like leaving the topic with "Discuss!", I'll inject my own opinion; Viet Nam was a sham. Now, I mean no disrespect to the men who fought there, even if some of them did some things we're not proud of.
Quite the contrary; I honor their sacrifice, even though it was in vain. I just feel that 'Nam was a pointless war that got a bunch of people killed for no good reason, and didn't serve to accomplish anything in the long run. Personally, I feel we would've been better off without it, even if we did get some kickass music from the counter-culture at the time.
So, yeah; discuss!