Is it stating the obvious to point out that Stolen Honor, which accuses Vietnam War opponents of creating and perpetuating a stereotype of Vietnam veterans as psycho war criminals, is being excerpted on Sinclair stations tonight on behalf of a man whose 2000 campaign hinted that a certain Vietnam veteran had a screw loose?
AMY GOODMAN: Let's explain South Carolina. New Hampshire happened and McCain won, Bush came in second. So then, the primaries, South Carolina. Bush is behind.
WAYNE SLATER: Absolutely he's behind. And the campaign is worried, that, wait a minute, this McCain juggernaut may be real. So what we first saw was the emergence of this suspect veteran's group, that stood up on the stairs and basically raised questions about McCain's abilities. It said does he have the temperament to be President? That's code for: "He was a P.O.W. so he may be crazy." Where did this suspect veteran's group come from?...
Meanwhile, whatever some war opponents may have said a generation ago, it's Kerry supporters who cheered a crowd of Vietnam vets at this year's Democratic convention. And let's not forget that in this war even Abu Ghraib hasn't been enough to turn war opponents against the troops -- we blame the higher-ups, while Bush cheerleaders blame the moral character of the abusers.