Some Thoughts On War From Ron Kovic

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    for those who haven't seen this, it is the new introduction to Ron Kovic's "Born on the 4th of July". I thought it might be worth a read.

     
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    Never heard of him.
    Not real interested in his opinion, either...
     
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    Ron Kovic is a disabled VN war vet.

    Very anti-war, peace activist and pro-Dem.
     
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    Yes. He is all of that (although I'm not sure of the pro-Dem part, but probably so), as well as being a quadroplegic. I just thought the new intro to his book, Born On The Fourth of July, was worth reading since he gave so much to this country and has so much to say. I don't agree with him that there's never a reason for war but he should be heard, too.
     
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    No question that he gave a lot to this country. I too disagree with some of his philosophy but he certainly has the right to express it.

    As for having much to say, I guess many people do; it is up to each of us to determine if it was worth saying in the first place. Obviously, some think what this particular individual has to say is worthwhile.
     
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    Absolutely correct. Remembered that while I was on my way to work. Sorry. Thanks for correcting. :)
     
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    I wonder why the left seems to give Pro-Dem vets MORE credibility than Pro-Doing-the-right-thing Vets?
     
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    I think, like anyone else who served, he has the right to talk about his experiences. Mostly, I think he was struck by the fact that he made the decision he did while a teenager and before he had a full understanding of the ramifications of that decision.
     
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    That right there tells me the author is clueless.
     

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