September 15, 2007

From Vietnam to Iraq; Century to the Keys

As the debate over the Iraq War continues, I am reminded of an interesting evolution in Chiles' stance on withdrawal from Vietnam.

Over the course of the three-month 1,003 mile walk from Century up near the Alabama border to the Florida Keys, Chiles turned from hawk to dove.

Nowadays, we call independent, active thought that results in a sincerely changed mind a "flip-flop." It used to be called good statesmanship.

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