Sunday, June 19, 2005

Censoring stories about the realities of war is nothing new

MacArthur did it too.

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I can personally testify to the censoring process during Vietnam. One such censor maintained an office next door to Batallion Headquarters in Khe Sanh. Johnson had developed an interest here, even before the siege.

Frankly, nothing would surprise me about these people and their ability to distort the truth. Embedded reporters in Iraq won't mention it until they no longer fear governmental retribution, but a few are coming forth with horror stories about censored stories.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:33 AM  

An interesting tidbit about Vietnam: When the government was trying to discredit Jane Fonda's claim that it intended to open the dikes and drown hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people (a fact later completely verified by tapes and official records), guess who publicly called her claim a total lie?

George H. W. Bush

By Blogger Diane, at 4:09 PM  

Very interesting, DED... how in the world would he know, never having once set foot in RVN? He's as big a loser as his kid.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:24 PM  

Bush was Ambassador to the U.N. at the time, and served as Nixon's attack dog when Fonda accused the White House of planning to bomb the dikes. The truth came out when the Nixon-Kissinger tapes were released.

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