Ted Rall for August 27, 1998
Believe all you can believe In August 1964, president Johnson used a north Vietnamese attack on US ships in the Tonkin Gulf to convince congress to fully enter the Vietnam war. (Man 1: Take this no chi minh!) (Man 2: This is for you, Mom!) The "attack" never happened In October 1983, US Marines invaded Grenada to rescue American medical students from the island's marxist government. (Man: Maurice Biship is Hitler, no chi minh and Joey Bishop wrapped into a burrito of pure evil!) The students wanted to stay. In January 1990, American troops arrested Panamanian president Manuel Noriega for dealing drugs. The key evidence against him was cocaine wrapped in banana leaves found in his quarters. The "coke" turned out to be a flout. In August 1998, US cruise missiles hit terrorist targets in Sudan and Afghanistan. You know the rest.