The general narrative about our involvement in Vietnam is one of shame, opposition and bloodshed based on an accepted lie. Not all of that is strictly true.
Scott Morrison sparring with Recep Tayyip Erdogan over Gallipoli should be taken with a grain of salt. Both men are facing voter uncertainty and an election they may lose.
With Anzac Day upon us, I believe we should resist over politicising it. The day already has a clear point, one that doesn’t require our subjective obfuscation.
Every Generation gets fooled by an idea that turns out to be a con. For me, it was the war in Vietnam.
As someone who served in Vietnam, the reaction to my service has changed markedly, but the future is away from the past.