August 28, 2004

"the most important revolution was ethical and moral..."

Seen at Chicago Boyz

Quote of the Day
"The Left's description of the War in Vietnam is like a watching a Kung Fu movie where the bad guys have all been digitally edited out. The hero thrashes about punching air, breaking things and hurling through walls for no apparent reason."
--Shannon Love
Unfortunately, the left's version has become the official version, taught to us by schools, Hollywood and the press. Fighting the lies of those Wormtongues will be a long slow war of attrition...

As a contrast, I recommend this post by Donald Sensing, about the reforms that changed the US Army's officer corps after the Vietnam War.

...This post is long enough, so I won't detail all those reforms, but I emphasize that as important as technology, reworking the Army's schools, funding and advanced training have been to making the Army the pre-eminent force in the world (see here), the most important revolution was ethical and moral. Duty honor, country really did return to the fore as the guidon of the officer corps. For a few years of my service in the '80s, there was a lot of discussion about drawing up a formal code of conduct for the officer corps. Fortunately, after fairly service-wide debate and a number of draft codes floated here and there, this idea was abandoned and we stuck with the ancient code of the US Military Academy: And officer does not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do.
It's interesting to contrast that with the anti-war Left, which is determined to re-think nothing, and to re-live the glory days of 30 years ago.

Posted by John Weidner at August 28, 2004 9:21 AM
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