But wait, as they say at Ginsu U, “There’s more!” It didn’t take the “paper of record in the west” long to bring in more Vietnam era anti-war rhetoric and showcase the term “fragging” in two, count ‘em, two articles: U.S. Sergeant Charged in Killing of 2 Officers & After fighting in Vietnam, they fought to oppose war, the latter being a review of a film, Sir! No Sir! that glorifies the Vietnam War Vets that became anti-war protesters and activists. Don’t miss reading about the recovering black Marine that became so upset at seeing the turmoil in Memphis after the assassination of Martin Luther King, that he went AWOL upon leaving the hospital, made his way to Sweden and became a poster boy for the anti-war crowd.
“I was still patriotic,” Whitmore said. “As a matter of fact, I still am.”
Yeah, I’ll bet your buddies back in Vietnam really thought so, too. Right! As far as the first article using the term “fragging”, they use that term three times in the first four paragraphs. Wouldn’t want you to not get it, huh? I always thought that in Vietnam this was a last resort method by the grunts to save themselves from a newbie, or just plain crazy, commanding officer, or was that just too much Oliver Stone?
A Google search for “fragging” & “Vietnam” together brings up 17,200 pages. Some writers claim that it never really happened. I don’t know. Will have to search the mil-blogs to see what they think of all this Vietnam era rhetoric being slung all over their war. Changing the search terms to “fragging” & “Iraq” brings up 16,200! A lot of those are anti-war articles and blog entries. Smell something fishy?
At least now, with the blogs, talk-radio and FOX News, southern Californians can truly become informed. With it’s circulation dropping weekly, only the lock-step, die-hard liberals seem content to suckle at the teat of the Los Angeles Times.