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Covering Up Debacles: The Sandusky Affair and the Vietnam War

There is a world of difference between Jerry Sandusky’s behavior and the truth about the Vietnam War. But in the realm of metaphor, there's no doubt the same strong urge to protect an institution, to clean up its image and to assure its recruitment capacity for the future is at play in the Pentagon’s Vietnam War Commemoration Project.

Real lessons cannot be learned unless the real truth is known. The American people deserve more than public relations. They deserve to know what has been done -- what is being done -- in their name. Because, contrary to the famous Jack Nicholson line, Americans can handle the truth.

If the nation is ever going to move beyond repeating the same debacles over and over, Americans better learn to handle the truth.

story | by Dr. Radut