Sunday, March 3, 2013 5:56:13 AM
And as for the infographic... The last REAL victory the US was involved with was 1945 (All due respect there) but one could argue that the US has been losing wars for the last 68 years. To be fair, the nature of war and the enemy has changed greatly.. but showing up, blowing a bunch of poo up, and then leaving when it becomes clear that your involvement is not really benefiting anyone does not count as a victory in the conventional sense.
Sunday, March 3, 2013 5:43:48 AM
WW2, on the other hand.. yeah. Without American support, western Europe was fu--ed. and the Russkies would have suffered a hell of a lot more.(I happen to think they would've eventually beaten Germany anyway) but that was a different war... So thankyou America for `Winning world war II`
Sunday, March 3, 2013 5:38:33 AM
Gotta disagree @whodat. no disrespect intended towards the individual US doughboys who fought in WW1, but they really didn't do jack sh-t other than show up. True, the Germans threw their last roll of the dice (operation michael) partly due of the amount of American troops and material that was set to enter the war, but their offensive was broken by the French, British and dominion troops during september/october 1918, and it was growing dissent inside it`s own borders that ultimately tipped Germany`s hand. Apart from some great performances by some individual units, the US troops basically refused to listen and learn from the experienced allied troops and decided to run headlong at the guns in frontal assaults in the way that proved so costly to the allies in 1915. It might really sting your American pride, and the sacrifices made aren`t any less valuable, but the truth is that the war was already won. you guys didn`t `save our asses` in that war. but thanks anyway.