Thursday, December 15, 2005

In Which Jane Fonda Irks Me

Jane Fonda has never bothered me. Hanoi Jane was a long time ago - I found her actions there irksome but that was another war; I was five.

But this is really damned irritating.
One doctor, she insists, told her U.S. troops had been deliberately trained to be "killing machines."
True enough actually. See neo-neocon for a nuaned discussion of that point.
"This began," Fonda maintained, "because the military discovered that in World War II and Korea, [U.S.] soldiers weren't killing enough."
Again, true. See the above link.
"So they changed training procedures" to teach troops how to commit atrocities.
Hunh. Somehow at Infantry Training School (now called SOI) I missed the training blocks devoted to rape, abuse, mass murder and etc.

Damned foolish woman; what is irritating is that people will latch onto this as gospel. Not the least of them our enemies.
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