Skip to main content

View Diary: Tom Clancy's Dark Legacy (205 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I totally disagree. (0+ / 0-)

    Clancy was one of the conservative critics of the neo-cons. He came out against the occupation of Iraq on Charlie Rose in May of 2004. As I recall, he wasn't very happy about Abu Ghraib and Rumsfeld's role in that scandal. Linking him to Rumsfeld is an ugly smear.

    Look, I get it. He liked Ronald Reagan, who was worse than Hitler. So you feel a compelling urge to piss on his grave. But you might want to consider stuff like "facts" before doing so next time. Or at least wait until the body is cold.

    You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

    by Eric Stratton on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 10:57:24 AM PDT

    •  Well... (6+ / 0-)

      One thing I wanted to avoid was any suggestion I was "pissing on" his grave.  The intro paragraphs to the diary should have made that clear.

      As far as Iraq, the point I was making was how Clancy's writings promoted many of the premises for our flawed strategy and for the original idea.  I didn't claim Clancy was behind the Iraq War and didn't get into whom supported what when.  

      This also wasn't an article about Neo-Conservatism or even partisanship.  Many critics of the growth of the military industrial complex, e.g. Eisenhower, have been Republicans and many supporters Democrats.

      "Hidden in the idea of radical openness is an allegiance to machines instead of people." - Jaron Lanier

      by FDRDemocrat on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 11:36:35 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Jumping in - Well Done, FDRDem. (4+ / 0-)

        Note that the basis for our RW Viet Nam myth goes even farther back. The German RW term was Dolchstoßlegende for their WW I defeat: stabbed in the back.

        They leapt to blame the Socialists, sane "End the War" populist/labor-oriented German politicians and, sadly, the dirty jews for the defeat of the heroic Geman soldiers. Setting the stage for much worse...

        Our RW happily spun their version against DFHs and Democrats re Viet Nam.

        Actually, I'd bet that Hawks from every century spun their defeats on their non-Hawk opposition   :o(

        As of 9pm 8/30/13: RETIRED Pie Warrior. Substance over Sh*t Flinging (as best as I am able) ~ JV

        by JVolvo on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 12:20:32 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site