A Cautious Man
April 29, 2007
Sunday Night Springsteen
This week, there is much talk in Washington D.C. of what constitutes "surrender".
What some call "surrender", others would call "cutting your losses".
This is a song that notes what happens, when America is essentially occupying a country, and fighting the people who live there, and who will still be there, no matter when we decide to bring our troops home. As summarized in this simple, but haunting verse:
I had a brother at Khe SanhBorn in the USA.
Fighting off them Viet Cong
They're still there, he's all gone
(There's a Spanish television announcer at the start, but wait a minute for it.)