whether you or anyone you were associated with treated vets with compassion or not, does not diminish the fact that vietnam vets were treated with disdain by the vast majority of the peace movement. just as the daily protesters outside walter ried hospital treat the wounded with disdain today. On 11/6/06, Wayne McAlpine <wayne.mcalpine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Well, Rick, I was a proud and vocal member of the anti-war movement back then. Then, as now, politicians did their best to paint the anti-war protesters as lacking in patriotism and giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Simply not true. And no one I was associated with treated returning vets with anything other than compassion for what they had gone through. Many of the returned vets, the articulate ones like Kerry, embraced the anti-war movement as a matter of conscience. To dredge up their passionate words 35 years later strikes me as fatuous, like showing photos of them with their bell-bottoms and sideburns and love beads. In the context of the time, there was absolutely nothing shameful about it. And I fear that the same sort of effort is afoot today, albeit from the other side. I think that's already been demonstrated, i.e., Gulf of Tonkin=WMD's. rick baird wrote: > > The vietnam anti-war movement was an increadibly shameful episode in > our history, and should be exposed for just what it was. I fear that > the same sort of effort is afoot today. > > -- This is the Open discussion among iSeries Users (CPF0000) mailing list To post a message email: CPF0000@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/cpf0000 or email: CPF0000-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cpf0000.
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