‘Welcome home’ Vietnam veterans
We need to remember the war the way it really happened
Many reading this probably don’t know it, but at 1 pm Monday afternoon, the Pentagon will host a “Welcome home” ceremony for Vietnam War veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall. If it comes off, it will be a good thing. A lot of very brave men fought nobly in that conflict, only to return home to be treated with scorn and disrespect. (I still remember my own reception while out-processing at Oakland Army Base in California following my second Vietnam tour, when we were warned, “Don’t wear your uniforms into town.”)
As we honor the fine men (and some greatly appreciated women) who served in Vietnam on this Memorial Day, it may be time to reassess the conventional wisdom that led Congress in 1973 to betray their sacrifice and caused generations since to believe the Vietnam War was a “senseless” and “unwinnable” war. Put simply, we need to revisit the debates that so divided and traumatized this country four decades ago.
The protesters got it wrong. [snip]
History now lays bare the lies perpetrated by the left via the media during that time.
Beyond that however is the treatment of the returning military, who had no voice in the policies. They were called; they went.
Blaming them was akin to beating the baby because your son is gay.
However, the Left doesn’t and never did have any moral compass except hatred for those in disagreement.