‘They just won't let that war go’:
If those from the Vietnam generation don’t get it by now that the rest of the nation is sick of them (both vets and protesters), then they might take a gander at this NYT piece.
... Twelve more years and counting. See Battle of Beehives post below. ... Reader No. 1 writes in:
“The other night, I heard Chris Matthews on Hardball (transcript
) rhetorically asking why we couldn't get past Vietnam. Historian Stanley Karnow intimated it was because vets couldn't admit we lost the war. Dick Cavett couldn't muster an answer. Pat Buchanan wasn't given a chance to answer. So here's a suggestion: we can't get past Vietnam because a generation of politicians who grew up in the 1960s can't handle the truth:
“ -- They can't come to grips with the fact that their political inspiration, JFK, was the principal inspiration for American engagement in Vietnam. So they blame it all on Nixon.
“ -- They can't come to grips that, whether our engagement was a good idea or not, we really were the good guys.”
Hub Blog’s response:
I like the simple ‘we lost’ explanation.
‘Or be oppressed by Vermont,’ Part II:
Armchair Gen. Savin Hill assesses Hub Blog’s Greater New England reconfiguration and conquest plans:
“Hub Blog forgot Prince Edward Island, of course, and all the Canadian Maritimes, but it's an acceptable plan nonetheless. The key to the effort, of course, is to lure a New Yorker into an attempted colonization of our ‘New New England’ capital (Boston) ... Perhaps we could lure The Donald into buying out the Fan Pier development and promise him he can change development plans with the city. After the arrival of The Donald -- with his pack of sycophantic New York lawyers in tow -- we let loose the cannons of local media outrage at this New York cultural invasion. The New York media can be counted on to counter attack. All we need is a snowy night, a few snowballs, and some trigger happy New York body guards and we're in business. I've been storing snow balls in my freezer since 1986 for just this scenario.”
Hub Blog’s response:
I like it. Boston Massacre Redux. A propaganda strategy of feigned obnoxious indignation funneled through mob action. Except one flaw: Some in the local media, desperate for Pinch Sulzberger’s attention, would defect and rat out where the snow balls are kept.