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In yesterdays (Sept. 21, 2007) L.A. Times, the following gem was written by that household name in politics, Tina Daunt. It was printed in the Calendar section, where all fans of government policy look to see what’s new and happening:
“Opposing the war is one thing, but becoming too shrill is something else entirely. That’s the lesson Hollywood took from Vietnam: You could oppose the war as a policy, but you couldn’t appear to oppose the troops charged with carrying the fight.”
O.K., I’m done puking now…..
Ms. Daunt, Thank you so much for speaking for all of Hollywood, and letting us know what it has learned. As I’m sure you know, we are so under-reported in respect to our beliefs here in tinsel town that it’s great to see them spelled out for the world to see.
“Oppose the troops charged with carrying the fight”?
MoveOn has not made in any way or in any form an insult to the actual fighting troops, the ones that will have to take the hit.
The last up close and personal contact with the enemy Gen. Dave saw took place more decades ago than the number of years that most of the dead and injured in this war were in the military.
Petraeus is far from carrying the fight, much less even seeing it. It seems that he’s been driving the war by remote control, much the same way Bush is moving him around on a tight leash, saying things in talking points.
Just because someone is in the military, it doesn’t mean that you will automatically grant them honor, or even less that you should trust them.
In the photo above, Rummy was called the one with no courage, but it should be noted that both Bush and Cheney dodged the draft and avoided serving in Vietnam. I’m not all that sure about “Condi”, she’s the only one of the four I’d be worried about meeting in a dark alley at night.
Unless she was there professionally of course.
Here’s a great (but really scary) read:
The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
It’s written by Naomi Wolf, and is perfect for an overview of what’s really happening now.