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  •  Iraq & Vietnam = the same Grand Lie (3+ / 0-)
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    Vetwife, orlbucfan, Wildthumb

    I wrote an essay back then - published at the Democratic Underground website and other places online - called -

    Victims of a Lie;  Iraq & Vietnam.  It described the same grand lies at the heart of the tragic and horrible war in Iraq - as well as the previous horror and same grand lies that were the war in Vietnam.  I experienced that tragedy deeply and first-hand.  I am a disabled Vietnam veteran who served honorably.  Vietnam was a horrible tragedy.  Iraq was the same - unforgivable - given the lessons of Vietnam.  Yet, the Bush administration went full steam ahead with the madness.  It was madness beyond belief to those of us who experienced  Vietnam.

    •  And - listen to this (2+ / 0-)
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      Vetwife, Wildthumb

      Vietnam veterans who are waiting for Claims to be decided and disability ratings to be increased because of diseases caused by Agent Orange and PTSD as a result of the grand lies of Vietnam - are waiting in the thousands - in my case - years - for a decision.  It is unforgivable and a tragedy, as Vetwife and other advocates for veterans know.  Tragic.  Sad.  Beyond Comprehension.

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