Writes Dr. Jimmy T. LaBaume:
Tom, I just finished reading "I Was Fooled by the War-Makers."
All I have to say is "You think you have it bad?" I was duped for a much longer part of my life.
I am a Vietnam veteran who didn't want anything to do with anything green when I got back from Nam in 1970. But, I couldn't shake the film that had been left by the brain laundry. I thought those ill feelings that I had were because we didn't kill all of the commie bastards.
I got out of the Marine Corps and stayed out for 16 years. Then, I got back into the reserves just in time to be mobilized for Operation Desert Storm. Damn...I must be a slow learner.
But, like you, that (Gulf War I) was a great awakening for me. I was actually on that "Highway of Death" that you refer to and you are right, those poor bastards were in full retreat. Murdering them was senseless.
I am retired from the university and currently working on my memoirs that will, hopefully, chronicle my whole journey from full blown neo-con (that actually "voluntarily" put my ass in the tall grass because I had been indoctrinated into believing that it was the "right" thing to do) to a full blown Rothbardian an-cap.
Keep up the good work.