Ted Rall for September 08, 2003
All the way with LBJ Man: Of course I tarted up the excuse for the war!! Once our troops were fightin' over in 'nam, Americans were stuck! They had to root for 'em! The defense boys said it'd be easy, that the vietnamese wanted us there... 'course, they were wrong. I would've brought our forces home, but how would we have looked? Stupid! Weak! We had to win! In for a penny, in for a pound, right? I thought more troops would make a difference. It made a difference all right- it teed 'em off more! See? I didn't have any choice! Cheer up... you'll have a new friend soon.