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War should be a major issue in Campaign 2012.
Sadly, it is not.
Both incumbent President Barack Obama and presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney support sending Americans to fight and die for questionable causes. Afghanistan has become Obama’s Vietnam and Romney is a warmonger.
Only Texas Congressman Ron Paul had the guts to stand up against America’s current glut of wars It would be nice is some of his positions against useless wars could find its way into the GOP platform in Tampa but the odds are slim given the Republican’s penchant for waging war and their subservience to a military industrial machine.
Still, 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the “official” beginning of direct American involvement in Vietnam. Here at Capitol Hill Blue, we believe nations should learn lessons from history. Sadly, as our present military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and God-knows-where-else proves, we haven’t learned a damn thing from Vietnam.
But let us never forget the sacrifices of those who served.