From the very beginning of our nation’s history, America has been involved in 11 major wars, according to a number of sources:
- American Revolution (1775-1783)
- War of 1812 (1812-1815)
- Indian Wars (1846-1848)
- Civil War (1861-1865)
- Spanish-American War (1898-1902)
- World War I (1917-1918)
- World War II (1941-1945)
- Korean War (1950-1953)
- Vietnam War (1964-1975)
- Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Gulf War) (1990-1991)
- Afghanistan War (2001-Present)
In that list of 11 major wars, there is only 1 war that the United States actually lost – Vietnam. Yes, there are a few that we really didn’t win – Korean War and Afghanistan War – but we didn’t lose them either.
Yes, America did lose the Vietnam War and it was all because of lying Democrats, starting with former President Lyndon Johnson. US troops became involved in the war in Vietnam, thanks to then Democratic President John F. Kennedy. Then incumbent Democrat Johnson faced Republican challenger Sen. Barry Goldwater from Arizona. During the election, Goldwater campaign that since US troops were fighting and dying in Vietnam that he would take what ever measure necessary to secure a victory and bring our troops home. Johnson campaigned on peace and said he would not escalate the war but do everything possible to secure peace.
Goldwater was labeled as a war hawk while Johnson was labeled as man of peace. Consequently, Johnson won by a landslide victory, garnering 61.1% of the popular vote and 486 Electoral votes compared to Goldwater’s 38.5% of the popular vote and only 52 Electoral votes.
Instead of keeping his promise of peace, Johnson escalated the war, sending tens of thousands of American men across the Pacific Ocean to get wounded or killed. Instead of allowing America’s military leaders wage the war to win, he forced them to heed the dictates of the United Nations Security Council which was controlled by communists who backed the enemies American troops were fighting against. It was no wonder that most of America’s military offensive tactics were met with ready resistance. The only major US offensive that made any headway in Vietnam was done without UN approval and resulted in Johnson firing General Westmoreland.
In the end, America lost the Vietnam War, barely getting the remaining American troops, embassy personnel and civilians before the communists assumed control of the nation.
Today’s Democrats are upset over the way President Donald Trump has stood up to North Korea, Iran, Russia and China. Like the Democrats of 1964, they have been labeling Trump as a war hawk, like they did with Goldwater. They claim they want to use diplomatic means to achieve peace, just like Johnson did in 1964.
We are told that history tends to repeat itself and I can’t help but wonder if the 2020 election will repeat that from 1964, giving Democrats control and leading to America losing a major war for only the second time in our nation’s history.