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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Korea -- the ignored war

People have short memories.

How many people remember that

* 30,000 Americans died in Korea in (less than) 3 years (1950-52) of Democrat Truman's presidency? That means more than 10 times as many troops died under Truman as died under Bush in 3 years.
* How many people remember MacArthur saying on this date in November of 1950 that the war would be over by that Christmas? The "official" action in Korea went on until 1953.
* How many people remember that Truman said he was sending our troops to fight a "police action" against "bandits" who were threatening the Republic of Korea?