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Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Hanoi Jane on what it means to win a war:

"What it's going to mean for (America's) stability as a nation, for terrorism, for the economy - I can't imagine,'' Fonda said Tuesday.

The admission that she has no clue somehow fails to prevent her from expressing her opinion, however.

"I think the entire world is going to be united against us.''

Her uninformed opinion has consequences, too:

That frightens her, she said, but she isn't sure what Americans can do about it.

"I don't know if a country where the people are so ignorant of reality and of history, if you can call that a free world,'' she said.

Just free enough for you to tell us you can't imagine what will happen, followed immediately by you telling us what will happen, Jane.

Speaking of ignorance of history and reality, do you think Jane has looked at the history and reality in Southeast Asia, recently? (At any time since, say, 1976?) I was against the war in Vietnam, too. Not to put too fine a point on it, my actions, along with those of millions of others useful idiots, prevented the US from winning that conflict, and that entitled millions of Vietnamese to death, starvation and "re-education", and other social benefits available in that peculiar workers paradise. Would the US have won in the absence of the massive protests? Maybe not, given the strategy being employed. But neither Jane nor I helped the situation.

The difference between us is that I now realize what my error cost (despite being American and thus totally ignorant of reality and history). She doesn't.
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