Max Cleland

Early in the Iraq War former Georgia Senator Max Cleland spoke at Brown. He said, ‘I’ve seen this film before.’ Max Cleland suffered grievous wounds during his service in Vietnam, and served his country as a US Senator, until his defeat by Saxby Chambliss in one of the dirtiest campaigns ever run. It’s a tribute to advertising genius that a man who missed the Vietnam War due to a bum knee could paint a triple amputee as unpatriotic.

I’ve thought of Max Cleland often, as I’ve not heard a word about him from his fellow veteran, John McCain, so I’m glad to see a post from him here.

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