drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
drieuxster
drieuxster

Who's Ugly Memories of IraqVietnamIran???

As Joan Didion pointed out in her brilliant essay on Cheney in The New York Review of Books, it was Rumsfeld and Cheney who explained to Henry Kissinger, not usually slow on the draw when it came to the political impact of foreign policy, that Vietnam was likely to create a vast political backlash against the liberal McGovern forces. The two, relatively junior operators back then, were interested less in what had gone wrong in Vietnam than in getting some political benefit out of it. Cheney still speaks of Vietnam as a noble rather than a tragic endeavor, not that he felt at the time—with his five military deferments—that he needed to be part of that nobility.
[ cf History Boys (emphasis added) ]
Hum....

Now which REALLY are the lessons we are suppose to learn about Ever Winning IraqVietnamIran????

Ah yes, the EverQuest of the New Generation of Those who are unhindered by the history, or the facts, and merely wish to be the best Trinitarians, EVER!!!

All Hail THE HOLY TRINITY!!!! WarPresident, WarCzar, Praetor Petreaus!!!!

ANYTHING LESS AND THEY EXCEESSIVELY OVERREGULATE ZOMBIE HUNTING!!!!

{ which is not what plants want....}
Tags: religion, they_did_what, war
Subscribe

  • Who's Getting Who's Crazy On?

    Fox & MSNBC Reporters at Values Voters: Rude, Disruptive, Lazy - the folks at faith to action have another take on the values conference, where the…

  • The asymetric problem

    A friend of my recently raised the fear point - what happens when some stateless actor up and does a nuke strike on some american friendly space. { I…

  • Which family values?

    A man who had long been vocal in his opposition to abortion was shot to death Friday morning while staging an anti-abortion protest outside a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 4 comments