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Fighting the Past

MR. CHENEY, WE AREN'T ALL YELLOW
NOBODY NEEDS TO KEEP ME SAFE

WHAT PARENT WANTS THEIR CHILDREN TO DIE PROTECTING THEM?

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Mr. Cheney, while you and those around you were being kept safe during the Vietnam War, I was fighting in Vietnam. I wasn't fighting for you.  If I had known who you were, I would have thrown you in a well in a New York minute. 

Like generations before me, I hoped my own children wouldn't have to sleep in mud day after day and see their friends blown apart beside them.  Now I have to listen to your endless whining about how Americans should think nothing about how important it is to be safe, safe, of course, because we are sending the children we fought to protect out to die for us.  If I have to be kept safe in my old age, seeing our kids and grand kids die, many of them husbands, parents, it just isn't worth it.  If real killing and dying has to go on to really protect America, something some of us aren't so sure is the case, I will go right now, but I am dragging your bloated hulk with me.

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