Sunday, November 20, 2005

Hating the Veterans -- Nothing New for Repugnicans

As I've argued before in this forum (here and here, for example), the right wing hates the military and hates veterans.

It's nothing new. At least as far back as 1932 and the infamous "Bonus Army" march on Washington DC it's been that way.

For a good brief summary of the sad chain of events that led up to the killing of two WWI veterans by DC police and the subsequent routing of the veteran encampment by infantry, cavalry and six tanks of the US Army under General Douglas MacArthur (assisted by two other future big names, Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Patton), see The Bonus Army on the Eyewitness to History website.