It was a rough day for the members of the 101st Ankle-biting Brigade, as they were ambushed with good news from Iraq regarding a largely successful election. Bombarded with positive news stories all day, the soldiers of the loony left hunkered down trying to re-group. Fortunately, Brigade HQ has issued new marching orders, and all the units are once again marching in lock-step, singing cadence, and telling us why they found it impossible to be happy and optimistic for ONE DAY.
What has these soldiers marching again once in unison? Why, Iraq is just like Vietnam!!!! This is what has them gleeful:
U.S. Encouraged by Vietnam Vote :Officials Cite 83% Turnout Despite Vietcong Terror
by Peter Grose, Special to the New York Times (9/4/1967: p. 2)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3– United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in South Vietnam’s presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting.
According to reports from Saigon, 83 per cent of the 5.85 million registered voters cast their ballots yesterday. Many of them risked reprisals threatened by the Vietcong.
The size of the popular vote and the inability of the Vietcong to destroy the election machinery were the two salient facts in a preliminary assessment of the nation election based on the incomplete returns reaching here.
You gotta love these guys. Someone actually spent the night digging through the NY Times just to find a reason to justify their behavior- because, after all, Iraq is JUST LIKE VIET NAM! General Kennedy said so!
My question is, what is your exuse for acting like assholes for the 24 hours before the Daily Kos issued your marching orders?
BTW- the beautiful thing about this clipping is that not only does it give them a reason to piss all over the elections, but it ties in nicely with the meta-narrative. Foolish right-wingers- we Democrats are so much smarter.