Ed Driscoll

Holding Out For A Hero

Found via Power Line, Mark Moyar, author of Triumph Forsaken, which Scott Johnson dubs a “revisionist Vietnam war history”, is looking for war heroes in the New York Sun. Or to be more specific, he’s looking to read about them in papers other than the New York Sun:

Neil Sheehan began his Pulitzer-Prize winning book “A Bright Shining Lie” by pronouncing the Vietnam War “a war without heroes.” In the rest of the book, the Americans in Vietnam largely came across as fools, liars, criminals, or a combination thereof, with the exception of Mr. Sheehan and his fellow journalists, who were depicted as brave unmaskers of ineptitude and absurdity. Sheehan ignored the real heroism of many brave Americans