Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Lessons from Viet Nam

This was too upsetting to read in one sitting, so I just finished coverage of Seymour Hersh at UC Berkeley from October 2004.  "Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh spills the secrets of the Iraq quagmire and the war on terror."

Remember the hawks and doves during Viet Nam? If you do, I think Seymour Hersh's accounts will chill you to the bone. If not, ask some one who remembers how this country was torn apart as the public slowly realized that our Viet Nam policy was wrong. (Are we similarly torn apart now into Red and Blue?)

So there is a lesson about Iraq and Viet Nam, but there is also a bigger lesson that I believe we have learned as a nation. You don't have to support the policy or the policy makers, but you should always support the troops.

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