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In our opinion: 'War to end all wars,' 100 years ago this week, did no such thing

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  • SEY Sandy, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 9:02 a.m.

    There may have been a sense of inevitability regarding the war, but not so much with U.S. involvement in it. The decision to send American forces broke a stalemate that likely would have ended in some kind of resolution all parties could have lived with. Once American forces tipped the scales against Germany and its allies, the tragic consequences of the Versailles Treaty were virtually a sure thing. American involvement has to rate as one of the greatest blunders in modern history.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 5, 2014 11:56 a.m.

    "American involvement has to rate as one of the greatest blunders in modern history."

    Would have to disagree with you on that statement. I would say that the Versailles Treaty " has to rate as one of the greatest blunders in modern history", something the French acknowledge openly in their WWII museum, Mémorial de Caen.

    WWI was a tragic and avoidable event in of itself. If was fought for all the wrong reasons. America's efforts though to bring it to an end were not the mistake... it was the right and Humanitarian thing to do. Go to Verdun, tell me that bringing battle like that to an end was not the right thing to do.