Your point about the UN is well-taken, but that was my point, too -- the US
decided to run the war under the auspices of the UN. Perhaps, I don't know, so it
wouldn't have to be a so-called "constitutional" war.

"John W. Redelfs" wrote:

> After much pondering, Marc A. Schindler favored us with:
> >Except that the war wasn't being waged under the US Constitution, and as
> >Gary has
> >pointed out, if the UN had pushed too hard or threatened to use nuclear
> >weapons,
> >all of Red China would have been down our throats.
> Who cares?  At the time, Red China didn't have any power.  They couldn't
> have fought us without losing gazillions of people.  They were fighting
> with clubs and pitchforks.  We would have toppled Mao's regime, and the
> genocide of the Cultural Revolution would never have taken place.  By some
> estimates, Mao was responsible for the deaths of up to 75 million of his
> own people as he systematically went about consolidating his power
> according to Marxist doctrine.
> As for the war not being waged under the Constitution, whose fault was
> that?  Truman's?  And I thought you said that the USA runs the UN?  I also
> thought you said that the UN can't do anything without US consent.  If our
> membership in the UN mandates that we behave dishonorably and send our
> fighting men to their deaths while allowing the enemy sanctuary beyond the
> Yalu, the those Americans who got us into the UN ought to be hanged right
> along with Truman.
> Some things are unforgivable.  And the orders given MacArthur were
> treasonable.  He was ordered to stand down while the enemy was still
> attacking him and killing his men.  No wonder he took his appeal to the
> American people.  He foolishly imagined that they would be too honorable to
> let such a travesty occur.
> >"John W. Redelfs" wrote:
> >
> > > After much pondering, Gary Smith favored us with:
> > > >We can attack individuals for the choices they made through hindsight, or
> > > >we can realize that such decisions are complicated. Chaos theory states
> > > >that a butterfly flapping its wings today in China can cause storms in
> > > >America in two weeks. Do we condemn Truman for limiting the Korean war,
> > > >yet then you condemn George W Bush for seeking to extend the war on
> > > >terrorism to Iraq?  Just where is the consistency?
> > >
> > > Truman asked MacArthur to lose a war.  Truman should have been hanged for
> > > high treason against the Constitution. --JWR
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Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick
himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill

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