Eugene Robinson, of The Washington Post, has it right.
I was going to be cutesy and write about poor Attorney General Richard Blumenthal being "Swift-Boated", but in fact he was just stupid. Even those of us who actually went to Viet-nam are careful to recognize that there are degrees of involvement. One hundred missions over North Viet-nam in 1966 was not the same as 13 months on the ground in the mud and heat and humidity, patrolling for the Viet Cong. Even with two tours, flying was not as tough as walking.
Mr Blumenthal did not see the importance of honoring those who gave some, or all, for that lost cause.
Regards — Cliff
PS: And if you blog for Dick Howe you should consider mounting a raucous campaign to get The Washington Post once more delivered in Lowell on Sundays.