Monday, August 21, 2006

The Blame America First Crowd!

Michael Barone the editor of the Almanac of American Politics and an editor at U..S. News & World Report has a great column on the left wing elites in this country that came of age during the Vietnam War. I was in college at that time and Barone is "right on" in his anaysis. His column concludes as follows:

Today, many of our elites subject our military and intelligence actions to fine-tooth-comb analysis and find that they are morally repugnant.

We have always had our covert enemies, but their numbers were few until the 1960s. But then the elite young men who declined to serve in the military during the Vietnam War set out to write a narrative in which they, rather than those who obeyed the call to duty, were the heroes. They have propagated their ideas through the universities, the schools and mainstream media to the point that they are the default assumptions of millions. Our covert enemies don't want the Islamo-fascists to win. But in some corner of their hearts, they would like us to lose.

To read the entire column click on the title above for a link.