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8-9-05 “New Jane Fonda” Up to “Old Tricks”

U S Lieutenant In IRAQ:  ….I’m sick and tired of reading what some “famous” person has to say about politics, the war, or whatever their talking point for the week is…..

Take this article about Ms. Fonda for example.  Could it be that part of this publicity is an attempt to boost her book sales? …..

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July 30, 2005

 

“New Jane Fonda” Up to “Old Tricks”

 

By Wendell Dawson, Editor, AVOC, Inc.

 

Recently, Jane Fonda, in promoting a book, made some comment about her baggage from the Vietnam Era.   Some even interpreted her comments as kind of an apology.  However, the announcement of her new Anti-War tour announced on July 25 shows she is still “Hanoi Jane”.

 

Her statement that she was encouraged by veterans may be true but how many?!  Most veterans despise her including this writer.

 

She is another Hollywood celebrity who thinks her opinions count.  Most Americans are not impressed or swayed by these “tinsel town” pretenders.  Jane Fonda is still the Anti-American symbol of the 70’s.  Age and maturity help some people but apparently not in Jane Fonda’s case.  She is a disgrace to her father, Henry Fonda, who was a great actor.

 

                                       

Fonda In North Vietnam in 1972                           Fonda on Book Tour in 2005


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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050725/D8BIE6HO0.html

 

July 25, 2005

 

Jane Fonda to Oppose Iraq War on Bus Tour

 

Associated Press – DRUDGE Report

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Actress and activist Jane Fonda says she intends to take a cross-country bus tour to call for an end to U.S. military operations in Iraq.

"I can't go into any detail except to say that it's going to be pretty exciting," she said.

Fonda said her anti-war tour in March will use a bus that runs on "vegetable oil." She will be joined by families of Iraq war veterans and her daughter.

They plan to return to the Santa Fe area, where she was promoting her book, "My Life So Far" on Saturday.

Prompted by a question from the audience, Fonda said war veterans that she has met on a nationwide book tour have encouraged her to break her silence on the Iraq war.   THE ONES THAT GO TO SEE FONDA!

"I've decided I'm coming out," she said.

Hundreds of people in the audience cheered loudly when Fonda announced her intentions to join the anti-Iraq war movement.

"I have not taken a stand on any war since Vietnam," she said. "I carry a lot of baggage from that."

Fonda incited controversy in July 1972 when she was photographed sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun while on a tour of the country to drum up support to end the war.


7-26-05 Email from Iraq on Jane Fonda

 

Iraq Update

July 26, 2005

 

This is the latest email we have received from our son-in-law.  You might enjoy his "outlook' on Jane Fonda's latest adventure--

M…. 


Hello everyone.  Everything is going as well as can be expected, I guess.  We are staying very busy and the weather is very hot as usual.  As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, four soldiers from 2-121 Infantry from the southern part of the state (the sister battalion to 1-121 from north Georgia) were killed in a single incident.  Please pray for their families during their time of loss and grieving.  I think that’s the hardest part about being here.  You just never know what’s going to happen next or who it might happen to.  …..


I apologize for the political tone of the rest of this e-mail and shouldn’t even include it due to the seriousness of what I wrote in the first part, but I read something in an article from the Associated Press the other day that set me on fire …..Jane Fonda to Oppose Iraq War on Bus Tour --SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Actress and activist Jane Fonda says she intends to take a cross-country bus tour to call for an end to U.S. military operations in Iraq.  …….. 


I’ve never been accused of being tactful or capable of holding my tongue, and it’s good that no one else was around to hear what I said as I read this article.  I’m sick and tired of reading what some “famous” person has to say about politics, the war, or whatever their talking point for the week is…..

 

Take this article about Ms. Fonda for example.  Could it be that part of this publicity is an attempt to boost her book sales?  I’m assuming that her comment about using a bus that runs on vegetable oil is a sorry attempt to push the old “war for oil” mantra.  ……. the same groups who push this theory are the same groups preventing the U.S. from expanding our oil drilling operations (one website worth visiting is http://www.warriorsfortruth.com/alaska-oil-anwar.html). 

 

The veterans Ms. Fonda claims supports her decision are definitely in the minority.  Most soldiers, current and past, even if they disagree with the way we are doing things over here, know enough to keep their mouths shut as long as soldiers are in harms way.  I’ll admit, while not alive during the Hanoi Jane years, part of me as a soldier will never be able to forgive her for her actions during this time.  What infuriates me about people like her is not the fact that they express opinions different from mine.  Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of American society. 

 

What burns me up (and embarrasses me to a certain extent) is the fact that so many people outside of America think that people like her represent the majority of Americans because they never see them get challenged on their views on an international scale…..Be critical of what you read and hear on the TV and radio.  A related subject is what appears to be the current trend in Washington.

 

  Already you have liberals trying to act conservative and conservatives trying to act liberal in preparation for the upcoming presidential election.  Why are these people allowed to straddle the fence and talk out of both sides of their mouths?  Why are they not held accountable?  ……..

 

We, as citizens, have the power to influence and change the status quo in  Washington.  Norms will change and paradigms will shift when the American people educate themselves and actively get involved in government.  …...  That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.  ……


I guess I have talked long enough on this subject, but after being here I realize what a gift God has given us for allowing us to be born in the United States of America and to experience the American way of life……….  Thanks for listening, and thanks for your continued prayers for all of the soldiers

God bless.  M

1LT
HHC Infantry
Recon Platoon


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