OF HAWKS, DOVES, AND ASSHOLES

Today, not many people give much thought to the vigorous campaign of history revision that began even as the first few thousand body bags were coming back from Southeast Asia. I’ve advertised for movies, blog entries, and books that blast away at the Nixonian misinformation campaign that has given us a screwy, right-wing-war-monger-friendly spin on the Vietnam War. I may have even ruminated over how that Vietnam spin has facilitated the imperialist military adventures that succeeded that particular disaster.

In this blog post, Digby offers a brief and powerful reminder that it wasn’t just the dirty hippies who gave the returning Vietnam combatants a rough go.

A good summation of this concept can be found in the comments section, courtesy of SnarkyShark:

I have learned the hard way that you could serve your country and still be a class A asshole.

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