Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sen. Giant Douche, D-Mass.

John Kerry took time out of his busy schedule of doing...what, give a speech in Boston last night about how dissent against the war in Iraq is patriotic and compared it to (surprise!) Vietnam.

I was listening to ABC News on the radio on the way home and heard the following nugget, which they didn't include in the story they had on the speech on their website:
Then, and even now, there were many alarmed by dissent—many who thought that staying the course would eventually produce victory—or that admitting the mistake and ending it would embolden our enemies around the world. History disproved them before another decade was gone: Fourteen years elapsed between the first major American commitment of helicopters and pilots to Vietnam and the fall of Saigon. Fourteen years later, the Berlin Wall fell, and with it the Communist threat. You cannot tell me that withdrawing from Vietnam earlier would have changed that outcome.
Maybe not, Sen. Giant Douche, but my friend's dad, who spent time in a communist "re-education" camp after the fall of Saigon and subsequently fled Vietnam with millions of other refugees, could not be reached for comment.

Osama bin Laden, on the other hand, quipped, "The American people had risen against their government's war in Vietnam. They must do the same today."*

*Yes, that was a cheap shot, but I just couldn't help myself.

1 comment:

maggie katzen said...

OMG that's stupid. i suppose he doesn't see many vietnamese refugees in his neck of the woods?