"Thirty-nine years ago this summer (no, this is not a digression), the United States were embroiled in yet another illegal, stupid, evil war, founded, exactly like the present brace of wars, on a colossal, bald-faced lie. It was a war that would last longer than any other war in our history, end up killing more than sixty thousand young American men and women, and something close on the order of two million of the mostly charming, innocent folk whom the Democratic Party's President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, had decided?for us?were our mortal enemies. As might be expected, the weak-willed, morally feeble, impossibly retarded Republicans weren't about to do anything about a situation that was gobbling up uncounted billions of dollars overseas, and destroying the Bill of Rights, back home. It was left entirely to members of the party in power to do something if anything was to be done. Sound familiar?" It does.