Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Remember the Vietnam War? Phil Paine reminds us

For some of us, the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been all too reminiscent of the Vietnam war -- murky and unrealistic motivations, vast expense at home and terrific casualties abroad, fantastic (in the sense of dream-like) official explanations of how it will all work out fine. One difference is that because lots of middle-class kids were drafted into the Vietnam war, there was vigorous opposition to it by people whom the government could not (entirely) ignore. And then there were other factors...

Phil Paine reminds us of the strength of that opposition at I would be interested in how many younger people, American and otherwise, are aware of the incidents he discusses.

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