Today is the 20th anniversary of the ATF’s attack on the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas. National Guard helicopters played a key role in the initial attack; 51 days later, Army tanks would lead the final assault.
I thought Waco might be the most important public education lesson of the 1990s, but I don’t see the learning curve yet. Most Americans forgot or never undertstood Waco, paving the way for politicians to commit other grave abuses in the following years.
Following are a few pieces I did on Waco back in ‘95, when some members of Congress briefly acted like they gave a damn about the carnage.
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