Nothing to be gained from war – Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (NNN-BERNAMA)  — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said nothing can be gained from war just like what was shown by America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

 He noted that being the world’s most powerful military power today, America has the capacity to wipe off the whole of humanity if it chooses to do so, but the Americans must remember the outcome of the Vietnam War.

Dr Mahathir said the great power, employing all its military might, all its technology and huge sums of money was defeated by the Vietnamese.

“Tens of thousands of American soldiers died. Many more seriously wounded both in body and mind. For all these sacrifices what has America gained? Nothing, truly nothing that could not be gained by peaceful means,” he said in an entry on his blog ‘Chedet’ today.

The Vietnamese fought and died for their country, the prime minister said, adding that such passionate patriotism is totally justified.