Vietnam documents might "prompt uncomfortable comparisons"

Evidently, Bush Inc is now censoring Vietnam era documents to save face on Iraq. Perhaps we should censor history text books too. Those darn Crusades could “prompt uncomfortable comparisons” too:

[Frank Rich via TruthOut] If Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney believe they were truthful in the run-up to the war, it’s easy for them to make their case. Instead of falsely claiming that they’ve been exonerated by two commissions that looked into prewar intelligence – neither of which addressed possible White House misuse and mischaracterization of that intelligence – they should just release the rest of the President’s Daily Briefs and other prewar documents that are now trickling out. Instead, incriminatingly enough, they are fighting the release of any such information, including unclassified documents found in post-invasion Iraq requested from the Pentagon by the pro-war, neocon Weekly Standard. As Scott Shane reported in The New York Times last month, Vietnam documents are now off limits, too: the National Security Agency won’t make public a 2001 historical report on how American officials distorted intelligence in 1964 about the Gulf of Tonkin incident for fear it might “prompt uncomfortable comparisons” between the games White Houses played then and now to gin up wars.


  1. Uh…there were no innocent sides to the Crusades. Both sides were equally seeking power and control. The Turks had invaded the Christian world and sacked Constantinople, Jerusalem…and ruled it for centuries before the Christians decided they wanted it back.
    Both sides ruled by the sword. Both sides felt their “God” gave them the right to rule.
    As with other historical revisionism these days, the muslims weren’t so innocent either.
    Can’t argue about the “Gulf of Tonkin” though. That was complete bullshit…

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