ONCE AN ANTI-WAR HERO, ALWAYS AN ANTI-WAR HERO? Hundreds of veterans of 1971’s May Day civil disobedience in Washington, D.C. returned to the scene earlier this week for a nostalgic review of an event that saw more than 12,000 arrests, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group’s Richard Pollock. Among the highlights of the conference was a video presentation to the group by the Pentagon Papers’ Daniel Ellsberg.
It seems like a reasonable conjecture to think that former community organizer Barack Obama would have been among the May Day demonstrators had he been around, but now that he’s president and there is a war somewhere in the world involving U.S. troops, he’s an inviting target for anti-war heroes like Ellsberg, who warned that Obama will “furtively” escalate the Iraq conflict, just as Ike, JFK, LBJ and RMN did in Vietnam:
“’Right now, Marines are being furtively being sent into combat in Iraq in a hopeless operation as before,’ he said, adding that like the early days in Vietnam, there will be ‘gradually advisors calling in air support,’” Pollock reported. Somethings never change for the far Left. It’s always all about Vietnam and evil American presidents who can’t wait to send young Americans into combat.