Vietnam War Ended 35 Years Ago, Still Claiming Casualties

First of all, Ivygate would like our readers to know that this past month’s content has been primarily brought to you by assholes at Harvard, so a big thank you to them. A special shout-out to the Crimson and their staff, who’s able reporting has made our lives tragically easy for the past few weeks.

However, with all the recent bad press that Harvard “students” have been getting, one would be remiss to think that all this insanity is being consigned to Cambridge. Harvard’s mission after all is to graduate these students and get them the hell out of Boston, letting them unleash their havoc upon the rest of the world. Some accomplish that feat better (ahem, ahem, Lloyd Blankfein) than others.

Despite the fact that this week saw some truly important primary elections, the story dominating the news is Richard Blumenthal (Harvard College ‘67 and Yale Law ‘73), Connecticut Democrat running for the US Senate, and up until a week ago, Vietnam War veteran:

We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.” There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.

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