From my dear friend Mustang (details about Mustang, well qualified to make the following statements):
Consider now the genius of William Jennings Bryan, Robert Lansing, and Bainbridge Colby in the Wilson administration that set up the circumstances that led us from the War to End All Wars (350,000 killed and wounded) to another of equal destruction. These morons were, of course, aided and abetted by Frank B. Kellogg (a Minnesotan of all things) and Henry L. Stimson under Hoover —focused squarely on domestic issues and to hell with the mess the US created in Europe between 1919-1929.Read Mustang's blog post and the comments thread HERE.
American greed combined with diplomatic incompetence set up the global depression and the collapse of economies all around the world —no recommendation for globalist policies, of course, but that didn’t stop the administration of FDR, who gleefully led us into World War II (more than one million killed and wounded). Another Democrat, I might add, whose domestic programs to ease the pain and suffering of Americans actually made them dependent upon a Marxist government—something that no founding father could have possibly foreseen because Americans were self-reliant —right? This was true until FDR seized government for an unprecedented 12 years.
Following FDR came another Democrat, whose incompetence gave us the Cold War, forced war weary Americans to feed the whole of Europe, and fight another war not quite as cold: Korea, where we gave up another 129,000 dead and wounded. A little while later, two more Democrats showed up and gave us the Vietnam War, another 211,000 American casualties. We have not even spoken about the 1.19 million Vietnamese who suffered and died because of America’s diplomatic incompetence. Worse,the US Embassy in Saigon left the names of 3,500 pro-US Vietnamese so that North Vietnam communists could hunt them down and kill them between 1975 and 1977. These people trusted America … and America proved itself untrustworthy.
The list is already becoming unwieldy and we have not begun to discuss the fiasco of the Middle East where the USA caused the overthrow of a democratically elected government in order to install a dictator (Iran, 1952), or the hell on earth that has become Sunni Islam...