Liberal Writer Says POW/MIA Flag is Racist
Liberal journalist Rick Perlstein has reached a new low for the left. In a column at Newsweek, he claims that the POW/MIA flag which honors American war heroes who are prisoners of war or missing in action is racist.
It’s Time to Haul Down Another Flag of Racist Hate
You know that racist flag? The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? It’s past time to pull it down.
Oh, wait. You thought I was referring to the Confederate flag. Actually, I’m talking about the POW/MIA flag.
I told the story in the first chapter of my 2014 book The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan: how Richard Nixon invented the cult of the “POW/MIA” in order to justify the carnage in Vietnam in a way that rendered the United States as its sole victim.
Our military heroes deserve better and Rick Perlstein owes them an apology.