Veterans

Burns/Novick's Vietnam War: John Negroponte "decent"? Really?

Brian Sat, 2017-09-30 18:28

There's something that's annoying the bejeezus out of me as I watch the Burns/Novick documentary on the Vietnam War. They've got these guys/gals talking at you, and all you're told about who they are, so you can judge what they're saying, is a name, and "Marines," or "Pentagon." You're not told anything about them.

Since Burns/Novick start the series by asserting that the American effort in that war was started by "decent people," it seems to me we have a right to assume they'll have decent people talking to us about it, no?

Soldiers, etc: Honoured at half-time, screwed in real life

Brian Thu, 2015-07-02 22:00

On Canada Day and US Independence Day, we're bound to hear/suffer through a lot of salutes to our "heroes," our military members and veterans. Knees will jerk, huzzahs all around.

Canada's sneaking, lying-speaking Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, started it off on Canada Day on just the right note.