Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Jonah Goldberg: Reviving the Vietnam War



It has only been recently, due to all of the comparisons between Iraq and Vietnam that I have been able to truly see just how Walter Cronkite and his minions honestly did effect the outcome of the War in Vietnam. I was well aware of the impact that John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Tom Hadden had on our POWs and the propaganda that the Communists used with such efficency against us to win the war on paper.

I just read a very eye-opening op-ed piece by Jonah Goldberg in USA Today (he is a good guy from over at National Review Online) and felt like he had been sitting here with me all of these years as I attempted to grapple with where Vietnam fit into our national history and what lessons we were supposed to glean from it.

Please read it, it will give you insight and clarity that has been missing for over 30 years. It will also give you a strong grasp on our present day situation and not just the importance of victory but the necessity of it.

1 comment:

Matti said...

Great op-ed. Thanks for sharing. I think the polls showing how bottomline the majority of Americans don't want to be defeated in Iraq is one of the most hopeful things I've heard in a long time. And frankly, I'm enjoying watching the dems squirm as they find themselves trapped between the truth and their ideology. Infact, I've bought an extra big bag of popcorn for the show. :-)