Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I “Misremember” You

Brian Williams’ “misremembering” has opened a can of worms.  Apparently “misremembering” is a common malady.  The incident has resurrected the “misremembering” of Hillary Clinton when she was under sniper fire in Bosnia.  Bill O’Reilly is being accused of “misremembering” during the Falklands war protest.  And, of course, there is Secretary of State John Kerry’s “misremembering” of his time in Cambodia: ”I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies. . . . The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real."  “I have that memory which is seared--seared--in me." Apparently he could not get the correct administration right.  This took place during the Johnson Administration, unless I am “misremembering.”