Query: Vietnam veterans: should the fact that the U.S. stepped in to mop up after France in Vietnam be an excuse for France to be so laid back in former Middle East colonies – like the crisis riddled Syria and Lebanon?
Query details: Vietnam war is defined by the share number of young American lives. Americans have learnt their lesson(s) but it seems as if France got away free from the high cost of intervention.
Now that we have Syrian crisis on our plates, I am afraid, same thing might happen all over again in Syria and Lebanon, if we put boots on the ground.
I suspect this is what people mean when they say things like, “Syrian war is not our war”.
Or, I could be wrong, paranoid and looking for quick votes.