President Obama will be spending $ 65 million to launch a Madison Avenue style ad campaign to prettify the American War in Vietnam. This is a part of the Pentagon’s longterm plan to dispel the “Vietnam Syndrome” and otherwise wash the brains of most of the public who believe the war in Vietnam to have been a major mistake. The Pentagon and the war planners are fearful that the Vietnam Syndrome continues to be an impediment to this Nation conducting a Never-ending war in service to the Military-Industrial Complex. And Mr. Obama is an unindicted co-conspirator.
Wars exist because lies are told about past wars.
When President Obama escalated the war on Afghanistan, he revived virtually every known lie about the war on Iraq, from the initial WMD BS to the “surge.” While Americans remain unfathomably ignorant about the destruction of Iraq , a majority says the war shouldn’t have been fought. A majority says the same about the war on Afghanistan. This is, pretty wonderfully, impeding efforts toward a U.S. war on Syria or Iran.
The new wars were supposed to cure the Vietnam Syndrome — that public reluctance to support mass murder for no good reason. The Pentagon is now turning to the source of the disease. The war in most need of beautification for Americans, the military has decided, is the war the Vietnamese call the American War.
Most people in the United States have no idea that this was, like all other recent U.S. wars, a one-sided slaughter — in this case, of 3.8 million Vietnamese men, women, and children. But most Americans know the war was awful, even on the side of the aggressor. The Vietnam Syndrome (popular opposition to wars) still frightens war makers.
Obama is usually opposed to any “looking backwards,” as doing so might involve prosecuting criminals for their crimes. But, making a big exception, he is dumping 65 million of our dollars into prettying up the war on Vietnam.