I wonder what a certain Supreme Commander of the Allies in Europe - then later Republican President of the United States - would have thought about Vietnam. Also:
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labour laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children
Don't Google the above to find out who made such if you value your entire 'argument', Benny-boy.
I guess it's not only dodging the draft which resulted in a certain Hero of WWII and Republican refusing to endorse your precious Donald Fart. After all:
It's not only a case of 'What Did You Do In The War' which destroys not only the 'Opinions' of that orange... thing: certainly the credibility of such.
Gen. Chuck Yeager served his country. You...?!
...oh, and there's this little concept known as 'Winning Hearts and Minds': demonstrated in these post-Vietnam years in Iraq & Afghanistan by NATO forces: it's how the Kurds are pro-West. And how is this done, OP?
Doing the complete opposite of what you suggest.
There are some things that are infinitely more valuable than mere 'economics'. I refer you to the above quotes.
They certainly burn down the village that is your 'Opinions'.