1969 vs. 2009

How similar are Afghanistan and Vietnam? GOOD columnist Jessie Daniels covers the political parallels between the wars in this article. An interesting read, considering it was written before President Obama’s speech on Tuesday night. It seems that keeping quiet was the worst thing Obama could have done. Now that he has chosen a path, it is our job to either rebel or trust him.

Of course, my generation doesn’t seem to be incredibly involved on either front. The baby boomers had a knack for expressing themselves through protest music and festivals. We have a knack for distracting ourselves with bad television and Youtube videos. Sorry, future generations. We won’t be able to tell you much when all this is over.

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