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Opening Arguments

The traitor is back

Jane Fonda can't keep her mouth shut or her story straight. In 1988, she went on "20/20" and apologized for posing with the North Vietnamese and their anti-aircraft gun in 1972. She said there were times that her anti-war zeal made her "thoughtless and careless" and she was sorry she hurt our soldiers. It was years too late, but it was something.

But now she wants to take it back. She was on Larry King's show Monday, whining about  the "right wingers" who "created the myth" of Hanoi Jane. There were, boo hoo, over 300 people who went to North Vietnam, so why do we keep picking on her?

There are some people who are like stuck there, you know, they're still stuck in the past. I always want to say, "Get a life," or, you know, "Read what really happened," you know. The myths are now true.

Yeah, I'm stuck in the past, you mindless twit, the past in which you chose the enemy over your own country. There are all kinds of ideas about how far you can go in dissent without going too far, but by any standard, you crossed the line when you crossed the border and posed with the enemy and the weapon they were using against us. Thanks for the advice, but I have a life, no thanks to you.

Here's my advice for you: You should get down on your knees every night of your life and thank God you're not where you belong, rotting in prison for treason.


tim zank
Wed, 04/07/2010 - 10:35am

Jebus Leo, why you always gotta "sugar-coat" everything? Tell us how you really feel! Ha!

Well said brother, well said. I concur wholeheartedly.

Wed, 04/07/2010 - 11:22am

I always feel the same way when I read about post-Civil War reconstruction. Participants in the rebellion didn't just pose for a picture, they actually killed our soldiers. But, for practical reasons, they weren't hung for treason.

Boggles my mind when people want to celebrate that treason. So, I get where you're coming from with Jane. Either pipe down about it or, if you must speak about it, at least acknowledge that it was the wrong thing to do.

Bob G.
Wed, 04/07/2010 - 1:55pm

She'll never rot in prison for treason...
Rotting (or burnngn for that matter) in HELL, however, that might be a whole different thing...!

Don'cha miss the days when treasonous people were either hanged or shot (and the whole town watched in the public square)?


Leo Morris
Wed, 04/07/2010 - 2:43pm

I comment as someone whose own history with the Vietnam issue is complicated. I was there as a soldier but criticized the war as a civilian on several grounds. My ultimate conclusion was that it was a bad ide but our heart was in the right place, and the final lesson I drew was that we should not get into wars we don't intend to finish. The years have cooled my passions -- I no longer care about the people who fled to Canada, for example, and I greatly admire people like John McCain who can go back to Vietnam and try to understand their experience there with a fresh perspective. But Jane Fonda still gets to me on a visceral level like few others do on any issue.