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  •  It's not worse than that -- YET (6+ / 0-)

    Seeing the kida shot was some turning point for those of us who remember.

    Where are we when we say, "Well, at least they're not killing any students."?

    God, how I hate the memory. The chilling reality that an unjust war would be protected at all costs.

    We're close to that point, my friend. I don't know whether to thank you or cry. Have a 4 and a recommend.

    •  why I say it's worse (9+ / 0-)

      back then, I think our basic democratic foundations weren't in as much jeopardy as they are now. And I think that Part V of the series -- dealing with the legal aftermath -- will show some of that. Today, if this happened, I don't think you'd have a single investigation. And, while the investigations into Kent State were stonewalled and incomplete and frustratingly inadequate, at least they happened.

      And I hate to think how many kids the Natl Guard killed today in Iraq.

      We need not stride resolutely towards catastrophe, merely because those are the marching orders. -- Noam Chomsky

      by kainah on Wed May 24, 2006 at 08:13:53 PM PDT

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      •  Ah, but they were in as much jeopardy . . . (9+ / 0-)

        . . . just more people were informed.

        What was the effect of a Dan Rather showing footage of firefights in Nam? Of news releases that showed the actual carnage going on?

        The government learned that truth can change support, so they have demanded that the truth be dispensed with in the name of national security.

        The images of the Vietnam War era are haunting to this day. Are you surprised that we have so few images of Iraq?

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