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Uncle Sam be Damned in 'Nam: No Country for Noble Causes - Part One

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"We shoot the sick, the young, the lame, We do our best to kill and maim, Because the kills count all the same, Napalm sticks to kids....

Ox cart rolling down the road, Peasants with a heavy load, They're all VC when the bombs explode, Napalm sticks to kids."

Song composed/sung by soldiers of the US Army's 1st Cavalry Division, the first full Army Dvn. deployed on September 11, 1965 to Vietnam. (Source: Jan Barry, ed., Peace Is Our Profession).


A Noble Cause for Celebration

Most everyone loves a celebration of course -- especially a victory celebration, and it seems the Pentagon and the U.S. military is no different. In a recent article on the Truth Out website, Marjorie Cohn reveals the Pentagon brass have earmarked $30m of the American taxpayers' 'hard-earned' to celebrate -- wait for it -- the 50th anniversary of the "victory" in Vietnam.

This money will underwrite in Cohn's words "a program to rewrite and sanitize" the history of America's involvement in this sad and sorry episode in the history of the Cold War and U.S. foreign policy. The Pentagon have already spent a 'motza' on its all-frills website, a portal that appears designed to facilitate a 're-education' of sorts of Americans about the ugly truth of this unholy war, and the rationale and justification for it. After poignantly noting what information was left out or played down by the website's content managers, Cohn notes grimly:

"We cannot forget the millions of victims of the war, both military and civilian, who died in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, nor those who perished or were hurt in its aftermath by land mines, unexploded ordnance, Agent Orange and refugee flight."

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Greg Maybury is a Perth (Australia) based freelance writer. His main areas of interest are American history and politics in general, with a special focus on economic, national security, military and geopolitical affairs, and both US domestic and (more...)

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