Friday, August 24, 2007

The Department of Revisionist history (I)

So... eminent historian George W. Bush now believes that the United States should never have left Vietnam?

Am I the only person left open-mouthed at the brass of that historically ignorant, dumb sonofabitch?

Recently, the current occupant of the White House had this to say about the American withdrawal from Vietnam:

"then, as now, people argued that the real problem was America's presence and that if we would just withdraw, the killing would end..."

"Three decades later, there is a legitimate debate about how we got into the Vietnam War and how we left,"

"Whatever your position in that debate, one unmistakable legacy of Vietnam is that the price of America's withdrawal was paid by millions of innocent citizens, whose agonies would add to our vocabulary new terms like 'boat people,' 're-education camps' and 'killing fields,"


So... is there really a legitimate debate on how the United States became embroiled in Vietnam?

Was there really a wide-spread belief that if U.S. forces left Vietnam, that there would be no more killing? Or was the prevailing belief that if our forces remained in Vietnam, more Americans would die for nothing, militarily propping up a corrupt government, with a corrupt, weak, dispirited, ineffectual military?

Am I alone in thinking that it is rather crappy of the President to make these remarks considering his questionable military service and his refusal to serve in Vietnam?

President dumb ass is the same guy that actually had the nerve to compare the successful occupation of Japan to the failing occupation of Iraq. This guy must be getting his advice from a psychic that he found on the back of a matchbook cover.

Idiot.

GF

10 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

You said it, GF. But, tell us how you REALLY feel, would ya?

Bwahahahaha!

Jen said...

Found your site through Fourier Analyst... and when has this President NOT created revisionist history... 'sides which now that Rove is leaving he will have no brain at all. Great post! I'll be back for certain...

Gunfighter said...

Welcome Jen!

I agree about this President and revisionist history... Thank God it will be over soon.

Heather said...

I agree!

cathouse teri said...

I heard I have a crush on you! Whew! It's finally out in the open! lol

PunditMom said...

There's really only one thing I can say --- WTF??!!

soccer mom in denial said...

gggggrrrrrrrr........

[I'm posting about NOLA tomorrow night. Now I'm really mad. And no, I thought it was idiot when I heard it all last week.]

Rebecca said...

bizzarro bizzarro - and he is the most powerful man in the world? makes me feel so safe...

ruby said...

I was thinking of his oh-so-committed service in Vietnam too when I heard this...although the majority of my thought process was taken up by a giant WTF...

Flower Child said...

I remain speechless.