While we were fighting the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda went to North Vietnam to pose for propaganda pictures with people who were killing Americans. Most notoriously, she was photographed at a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. She also did Tokyo Rose style broadcasts, attacking her own nation.
What Jane Fonda did was traitorous. In fact, it’s a shame that she that she got away with committing treason because it made some of her fellow travelers on the Left realize that there is no price to be paid for encouraging people to hate their own country.
Unfortunately for Fonda, there are still a lot of Americans who love their country and they haven’t forgotten or forgiven her for betraying it.
So, periodically, Fonda gives insincere apologies for her despicable actions.
Here’s the latest one that she gave to Oprah Winfrey.
“I made one unforgivable mistake when I was in North Vietnam, and I will go to my grave with this. I don’t know if I was set up or not,” she said. “I was an adult. I take responsibility for my actions. And I was laughing and clapping, and there were pictures taken.”
She was “laughing and clapping” while Americans were dying. She was “laughing and clapping” while Americans were rotting away in POW camps. She was “laughing and clapping” with her new pals who she knew were torturing American soldiers.
But, it would be convenient for her if everyone would just shrug that off because it would probably enable her to make a few bucks more off infomercials.
So, what do you think? Does she deserve a pass?