Bush finally goes to Vietnam, now that it’s safe
I was going to write a long-winded boring post on how our frat-boy-in-chief finally got up the nerve to go to Vietnam as long as he could ride a pimped-out 747 and bring a small army to defend him, but that pretty much sums up how I feel about it.
I would have tried to get out of going to Vietnam too – it was a pointless conflict – but then I wouldn’t be strutting around decades later talking like mister tough-guy when the most dangerous thing I had ever done was get too drunk to remember what I did the previous night back in college.
UPDATE: Keith Olberman on the lessons of Vietnam probably won’t be to everyone’s liking, but I pretty much agree with it. That conflict – and the safe, comfortable self-serving politicians who persisted in it – made a mockery of the bravery and blood of the soldiers we needlessly sent there.