Saturday, March 21, 2009

Old news

Just because it's old news doesn't make it any better. 

Being away means I'm slower in learning about what's happened. Usually, it's stuff that doesn't matter too much. This time, I've learned that four more Canadian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. It seems extra weird that just yesterday I overheard a man singing that old song by Country Joe. The one that says, "One, two, three, four -- what're we fighting for?" Only when the 'Vietnam' line rolled past, I thought I heard "next stop, Afghanistan." 

Hmm. Maybe that wasn't a mis-hearing at all. 


Anonymous said...

When I was in college in 1979, when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, we sang that song with that very line...

hg said...

Thanks for letting me know that!