Sunday, December 12, 2004

Iraq - Gen X's Vietnam

I started reading 1968 by Mark Kurlansky and came across a quote by Eugene McCarthy that sounded like he was speaking today. McCarthy said that the Vietnam War was "draining off our material resources and our manpower resources, but I think also creating great anxiety in the minds of many Americans and really also weakening and debilitating our moral energy to deal with the problems at home and also some other potential problems around the world" (14).

I can see the opposition to the war in Iraq increasing with every soldier killed. Maybe we should take to the streets now, rather than wait for more men and women to die needlessly.


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