DURST: What About the Paisley?
In an historic conference, Vietnam and the United States held what might be described as a reunion with lousy music to decide what went wrong back about thirty years ago and ignored the obvious conclusion... the tie dyed elephant bell bottoms. Paisley. What about the paisley? Not much has changed. We still blame them for prolonging the hostilities; they insist Washington, not Hanoi missed opportunities to end the war, and everybody pretty much agrees Sly and the Family Stone weren't a big help. It was also conceded that Jane Fonda looks great for her age. By the time the incursion ended, 58,000 US GI's and 3.6 million Vietcong lost their lives, a ratio of 1 to 70, or about the same kind of odds Hillary Clinton has of staying out of jail. Robert McNamara, who has been recanting like a Catholic schoolgirl after skinny dipping with an opposing football team says we misjudged the degree to which Hanoi had been willing to sacrifice human lives to achieve independence. Really Bob. What is this WE crap? Doesn't matter much now. Vietnam won the war and with it the right to open Nike plants where workers make upwards of twenty cents an hour. Methinks the powers that control our government would like to put themselves in a position to lose many more wars like this. Will Durst wants to achieve independence as well and is in accordance with that whole Jane Fonda thing.