Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans of past wars, as I document in my book "Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five Veterans for Peace," have long been at the forefront of peace advocacy in the United States.

There have been six U.S. presidents since my grandfather's death in early 1981 " Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump " and each committed U.S. military forces to overt or covert wars around the world.

Most of these wars, large or small, have been met with opposition from veterans' peace groups.

In the 1960s and early 1970s, Vietnam Veterans Against the War was a powerful force in the popular opposition to the American war in Vietnam.

And Veterans for Peace, along with About Face: Veterans Against the War, remain outspoken against America's militarism and participation in wars in the Middle East and elsewhere.

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We used to call it Armistice Day. But we kept fighting wars, and decided it better to honor all veterans rather than just the veterans from the War to End All Wars.

#1 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-11 07:24 PM | Reply

You liberals piss me off.

Trump is talking and trying to do EXACTLY this, but you still boo hoo him..

Go ---- yourselves.

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2019-11-13 09:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Sure, RPCVs can be veterans in some way, because they deployed overseas and smoked weed and hung out with locals taught English or improved village agriculture, but not the random folks who held signs in the safety of America's borders.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-11-13 09:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Trump is talking and trying to do EXACTLY this"

Riiiiiight.

That's why his first move was to allow the slaughter of our Kurdish allies.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-13 10:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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