25 January 2011

This Is A Good Idea?

In Fayetteville NC, home of Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base, and the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions of the US Army, the Mayor decided it was high time the Vietnam veterans got the welcome home that they deserved and did not get forty years ago.

Someone decided it would be a good idea to invite the Quaker House to the festivities. Quaker House is an anti-war group, established in 1969 to protest American involvement in Vietnam. Among the things they did was organize protest rallies and assist draftees in escaping to Canada.

Their idea to honor the vets is to show Jane Fonda films.

Sometimes you just have to wonder how some people have enough neurons firing to maintain respiration.


Anniee451 said...

The vets were angry enough at Clinton posing under a picture of Ho Chi Minh because of Jane Fonda - in fact something like ten years ago a vet spit tobacco juice in her face during a book signing. Now they think vets want to see her movies?

What happened to parades?

Larry said...

I don't know what they think Annie, or indeed if they even think at all. Sometimes I doubt that they do.
Thanks for dropping by!