The President did a fly by in Kansas City today on way to his ranch in Texas (pause and shudder over the lack of decency demonstrated by this asshole in giving a speech on sacrifice and dedication to veterans while racking up vacation days like they’re going out of bitness during a war).
Here are some thoughts inspired by his…wince followed by cough…"thoughts" regarding the broader context.
"Three decades later, there is a legitimate debate about how we got into the Vietnam War and how we left”
Which he read all about in Vietnam for Dummies while on vacation in Maine, because Lawd knows Bush’s pampered ass wasn’t paying attention at the time.
"Whatever your position in that debate, one unmistakable legacy of Vietnam is that the price of America's withdrawal was paid by millions of innocent citizens, whose agonies would add to our vocabulary new terms like 'boat people,' 're-education camps' and 'killing fields,”
And let’s conveniently not mention the innocent civilians who died during the Vietnam War...during any war...and during this war every day.
"Here at home, some can argue our withdrawal from Vietnam carried no price to American credibility, but the terrorists see things differently,"
The terrorists were emboldened by our withdrawal from Vietnam?
Not to say that Vietnam didn’t do damage to America on the world stage (our involvement prior to war...our escalation of the war...and our withdrawal), but Bush and his minions need not fret. They’ve pretty much fucked our credibility into the basement on this one, so there’s no place to go but up.
“The militarists of Japan and the Communists in Korea and Vietnam were driven by a merciless vision for the proper ordering of humanity. They killed Americans because we stood in the way of their attempt to force this ideology on others."
My goodness, that sounds familiar.
Isn't it interesting how some similarities just linger in the mind like a rancid fart in a humid room?
I think we need to come up with a plan to end this war.
A plan, not a series of "broader context" creating excuses for leaving all things fubar for someone else to clean up.
A plan...not a stump speech quote that gives a date certain without any details, because this one's going to hurt bad and we the people need to prepare for that.
A plan...because time will not make this better and speed will leave the wound clean.
Seen one of those lately?