Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Saigon Syndrome

With an unfinished War on Terrorism, a complex struggle with nation-building underway in Iraq, nuclear weapons proliferating, an economy in the throes of transformation and time running out for America to find real energy and health-care policies, I can't believe we're about to decide an election based on what two men did or didn't do 30 years ago in Vietnam.

I blame the candidates. Kerry more than Bush, since he has made his service such a central pillar of his campaign -- propping those medals on his shoulder and daring Bush to knock them off.

But in either case, except as a minor point to ponder, I really don't care. Count me among those who say, Let It Alone.