Jane Fonda's off on a cross country bus tour to protest the war in Iraq.
"I've decided I'm coming out. II have not taken a stand on any war since Vietnam," she says. "I carry a lot of baggage from that."
Yeah, Jane, a whole lot of baggage--most notably the picture of her smiling and posing next to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft artillery battery as American aviators were suffering unspeakable horrors in the Hanoi Hilton prisoner of war camp.
The last thing the anti-war movement needs right now is for Jane to throw her baggage on a bus and trot it all over America. That will do for the rabid right war supporters what the invasion of Iraq did for terrorism. Pavlov's Dogs of War will howl endlessly across the Big Brother Bandwidth that anyone who opposes the Bush strategy in Iraq--including military veterans who are trying to be heard through the Rovewellian noise machine--of being no better than Hanoi Jane.
Traitors. Unpatriotic. Un-American. Cowardly. Aiding and abetting the enemy in a time of war.
Jane, you're playing right into the chicken hawk's "support the troops or we'll shoot this dog" strategy.
Please, please, please; unpack your bags, stay home, shut up.
If you really need something to do, go out and spend some of Ted Turner's money.