VFW is proactively speaking out against Fonda's latest anti-war tour...
Jane Fonda is back on the anti-war trail. Citing support from veterans in her book-signing audiences, Fonda is planning a nation-wide bus tour beginning next spring to protest the war in Iraq. According to Fonda, "numerous" military veterans had provided the needed encouragement for her to end her silence about the war in Iraq.
VFW Commander in Chief John Furgess, who appeared on ABC's Good Morning America shortly after Fonda's July 25 announcement, said her proposed protests would only hurt those closest to the war: America's military men and women in uniform.
"Jane Fonda's anti-war stance back in the 70's helped the North Vietnamese prolong the war," Furgess, a Vietnam veteran, said. "Let her tell the loved ones of a 18-year-old soldier killed by a roadside bomb that his/her death wasn't worth the cause."