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Thursday, April 15, 2004
"When we hear the word 'Vietnam' nowadays, we're more apt to think about our involvement in that country than about the Vietnamese themselves, whom we've never figured out a way of adequately acknowledging -- as people, as witnesses, even as spectators of Apocalypse Now Redux," Jonathan Rosenbaum of The Chicago Reader writes in a review from 2001.
There's appears to be a parallel between the construction of "Vietnam" as meaning U.S. military intervention in Vietnam and "September 11" and various variations on that phrase has come to mean the attacks against the U.S. that happened on September 11, 2001 as if anything and everything else that has or could ever happen on a "September 11" is not as important as the suffering of Americans on September 11, 2001. (Yes non-Americans did die on that day, but that's something lost on Ann Coulter, amongst many others.)
Then again, a similar process has occurred with "Oklahoma City" and "Waco," although to a much lesser extent.