…and the fact that I have to even *ask* this should fill his supporters with shame.
By Moe Lane
Note the use of the word “should.”
Via Constant Reader fatimabrown we see this link of Jane Fonda announcing her support of Senator Barack Obama in the upcoming elections. Fonda, as all people know – and all decent people admit – is an actress who used her celebrity to first voluntarily engage in propaganda attacks by the North Vietnamese against the United States of America; and then, as Snopes put it:
To add insult to injury, when American POWs finally began to return home (some of them having been held captive for up to nine years) and describe the tortures they had endured at the hands of the North Vietnamese, Jane Fonda quickly told the country that they should “not hail the POWs as heroes, because they are hypocrites and liars.” Fonda said the idea that the POWs she had met in Vietnam had been tortured was “laughable,” claiming: “These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed.” The POWs who said they had been tortured were “exaggerating, probably for their own self-interest,” she asserted. She told audiences that “Never in the history of the United States have POWs come home looking like football players. These football players are no more heroes than Custer was. They’re military careerists and professional killers” who are “trying to make themselves look self-righteous, but they are war criminals according to law.”
I need hardly note that among these supposed “war criminals” was future Senator and Presidential candidate John McCain. Now, I will not bother with expecting… people… like Jane Fonda to regret*, or even comprehend, the evil that they did. But I very much would like to know whether Senator Obama has the integrity to reject the support of a woman who was as much a part of John McCain’s torture as the men who smashed rifle butts into John McCain’s teeth. I would like to know, but somehow, I doubt that I will.
Well, formally, at least. Silence has its own message to convey.
*And before you say a word: she “regrets” being photographed on that AA gun. Which means that the… woman… is only sorry that she got in trouble for it. She’ll go to her grave before she admits that she was wrong.