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McNamara, huh? Well, I guess he's as good a scapegoat as any. I'm reading a book decades after the fact which places all the blame on him: the author seeking a tiny bit of fame by putting everything on a new culprit. Hell, sooner or later, someone's gonna blame it all on Lee Harvey Oswald. And I, born as the war was finally ending, sit back with the book and chuckle appreciating it not for the insight it gives about a war so long ago and far away but for what it says about all of you You tortured, sophisticated Babies of the Boom and you self-assured, short-sighted parents of such All of you who worry and fret about Generation X and wonder why we keep laughing Let me tell you who I blame: I blame every fool who bought into Truman's vitriol I blame everyone who ever saluted MacArthur I blame every hippie who refused to compromise when compromise was our only hope I blame every compromising jackass who thought that being against the war was the same thing as stopping it I blame everyone who refused to try dope and everyone who tried it and never stopped So how do you not understand why your children, exposed to every kind of moral failure, have so little respect for what you call success? You idiots started a war here to stop one over there and it still didn't work How can we not make fun of you? And don't even get me started on the Vietnamese and the French.
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