Friday, June 22, 2007

Manifesto Joe's Great Moments In Conservative History, Chapter 4

"Because Vietnam was not a declared war, the veterans are not even eligible for the G.I. Bill of Rights, with respect to education or anything."

-- Ronald Reagan, quoted by Newsweek, 4/21/80.

The Great Communicator's ghost raises a troubling point. Now that the U.S. has essentially lost in Iraq, maybe Congress should belatedly make a real declaration of war so there won't be any question about veterans benefits. Perhaps we need a legal opinion. -- MJ

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