From Michael Barone’s latest piece:
We have always had our covert enemies, but their numbers were few until the 1960s. But then the elite young men who declined to serve in the military during the Vietnam War set out to write a narrative in which they, rather than those who obeyed the call to duty, were the heroes.
Y’know who served in Vietnam? John Kerry, Al Gore and Jack Murtha. Y’know who didn’t? George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
Gavin adds: And Karl Rove, and John Bolton, and Tom Delay, and Dennis Hastert, and Bill Frist, and Newt Gingrich, and…Michael Barone.
Above: Baroney sandwich, side of Cheetos
Though come to think of it, maybe there is no irony in Barone’s piece. Maybe he’s just inadvertently telling the truth…
UPDATE: Oh man. As R. Porrofatto points out, the comments on Barone’s piece are priceless. Here is my favorite:
The Greatest Generation is to blame for the covert enemies. True. The baby boomers are the children of the returning WWII Veterans. These Vets all came home so tired and disgusted with war that they vowed that their children would never have to go to war like they. So started from infancy the children were raised to detest war for ANY reason, for ANY cause. The returning vets also were mostly Democrats. I remember the close to violent arguments in my own family and it was usually the Vets/Democrats vs the feathermerchant/Republicans. The returning vets pampered their offspring and mollyucoddled and spoiled them and this is what we got. God bless ‘em, they won a war but the war cost them their good political judgment.
Sure they won the war, but they never had the courage to post opinions at Townhall.com, did they? “Greatest Generation” my ass. Serves their wrinkly old keisters right if we privatize their precious Social Security…