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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 02:10 PM
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Obama on treatment of Vietnam Vets: "The sting of that injustice...should never be repeated."
Edited on Mon May-12-08 02:12 PM by jefferson_dem
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The time has come for a president who will be honest about the choices and the challenges we face, who will listen to you and learn from you, even when we disagree, who won't just tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to know.

Booing the Boomers

Obama, in a speech on veterans' issues (complete with flag pin), takes another whack at Boomer neuroses and at the 60s left, as JMart notes and explains.

From the speech:

One of the saddest episodes in our history was the degree to which returning vets from Vietnam were shunned, demonized and neglected by some because they served in an unpopular war. Too many of those who opposed the war in Vietnam chose to blame not only the leaders who ordered the mission, but the young men who simply answered their countrys call. Four decades later, the sting of that injustice is a wound that has never fully healed, and one that should never be repeated.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0508/Booing_the_...



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