Monday, February 16, 2004

Hitchens on 'Vietnam syndrome' 

Christopher Hitchens has a nice article in Slate hammering away at the confusion the Democrats still feel over the Vietnam war and its legacy. Money quote:

Sooner or later, Sen. John Kerry is going to have to say which he thought was the noble cause: the war or the antiwar movement. In the later movement, he clearly was not numbered among the "moderates." I remember those "Winter Soldier" hearings very well, and as far as I'm aware the charges made against the U.S. Army in Vietnam were substantially true, even if some of them were laid by shady and suspect characters. However, if the average in the field was tolerance for rape, torture, mass killing, and a depraved indifference to human life, what becomes of the "band of brothers"?

A good question. What will be John Kerry's answer?


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