The woman in the picture, Jane Fonda, can probably attest that the White House is either extremely dumb or has a very short memory. Only 34 years ago, America was doing the same thing in Vietnam as it is doing now in Iraq– that is expanding the imperial project. Back then, the excuse was communism; now, it is terrorism. Yet, the real goal, the process and the end results remain the same. Why not learn from the past?