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Viet Vet Decries Prof’s Defamation of US Troops

Monday, 14 Nov 2011 02:18 PM

By Marti Lotman

A Vietnam veteran is outraged about a Massachusetts law professor’s denunciation of sending care packages to U. S. troops because they have “gone overseas to kill other human beings,” reports Fox News.

“I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings,” Michael Avery, a professor at Suffolk University Law school, wrote in an email to colleagues in response to a school drive to collect care packages for soldiers.

Sympathy for American troops is “not particularly rational in today’s world,” the constitutional law professor said.

Paul Spera, a Vietnam veteran and former commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, lambasted Avery’s comments, calling his argument “despicable.”

“The shameful thing is that he’s teaching our young people,” Spera told FoxNews.com.

“One of the things that we’ve learned from Vietnam is to separate the warriors from the war. You can be opposed to the war — you can disagree with the tactics and the political decision involved — but the individuals on the battlefield are their protecting us,” Spera said.

“Somebody has to stand up to this man.”

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