Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Forty three years ago today

Senators Ernest Gruening and Wayne Morse voted against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution - the legislation that gave the Johnson regime carte blanch to escalate the Vietnam War. They stood alone, and likely were reviled at the time but revered today. Less than four decades later a lone Congresswoman, Barbara Lee would play a similar role as the US Congress gave the Lush/Zany regime a blank check to embark on the eternal War of Terra. She too was reviled at the time (except perhaps by the handful of us who wanted the government to refrain from rushing into a reign of proto-fascist terror in the aftermath of 9/11). Likewise, I'll predict that she will be among history's vindicated rather than vanquished.

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