Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Don't Argue With Vietnam Vets

I found this excerpt from The Screwtape Reports over on Adam's Blog.

The last thing we want to do is get into argument with old military men about what happened 36 years ago. You can only lose credibility debating this. For example, Senator Kerry’s claim to be in Cambodia on Christmas Eve, 1968 is a land mine you’d best avoid. He blamed President Richard Nixon for sending him there while denying US presence in the country. While I’m sure, Nixon did send him to Cambodia, Nixon had to have made the request in an unofficial capacity as he didn’t take office for another month. Most people don’t believe that Navy lieutenants have to obey orders from Republican President-elects. Try and explain that simple fact and you’ll come off as foolish.-Dave Screwtape in Screwtape #17: Handling the Swifties

Since my Beloved Curmudgeon is a Vietnam Veteran, Navy no less, I have had a special interest in this. So I couldn't help but reprint it here.
Meanwhile, since we are looking over at Adam's Blog, let's do a linkfest for the rest of the evening. If you want to link back here, have at it :)

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