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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:58 AM
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It's beginning to look like Vietnam
Posted on Tue, Jan. 11, 2005

BY STUART HERRINGTON

stuherr@pacbell.net

Miami Herald

The drumbeat began within a few months after statues of Saddam Hussein toppled. President Bush and his neocon clique had gotten the United States into a Vietnam-like quagmire. Many of us wrote that the differences between Iraq and Vietnam were vast. Besides, had not the same critics trotted out the ''Q'' word within weeks of the invasion of Afghanistan?

Nearly two years into the war, as the Iraqi elections approach, some unsettling parallels to Vietnam have surfaced. As one who abandoned the hapless South Vietnamese on April 30, 1975, in a helicopter from the U.S. Embassy roof, I have pondered the strategic misjudgments that led to that betrayal for 30 years.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/10614...

This is so insightful I'm going to e-mail it to all my friends.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:00 PM
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1. To my brothers and borther-in law that served in Vietnam
and have turned repuke since that time.
Maybe this will wake them up a little.
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:17 PM
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2. I Call it "Iraqmire".....
the 'Quag' is silent.
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FREEDOMRULES3 Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:18 PM
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3. i call it
IRAQNAM
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Ken065 Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:30 PM
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4. Why now?
Where was this point of view two months ago, before the election?

It was all about "making progress" and "hard work" before.

Granted, I'm glad to see some reality making the press, but it's a little late.
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:53 PM
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5. Agreed...and welcome
Where was this point of view?

The members of the media who enabled this war, and who continued to enable Bush and his cronies are guilty. It is a little to late to say, "Whoops! We should have been a little more critically aware."

This author admits that he was one who poo-pooed the comparisons to Vietnam, but now thinks differently. Too late for retroactive analysis.
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:50 PM
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6. Here's the good news
The world did not end on November 2. In the next four years I can see the American public choking on a steady diet of neocon nonsense and totally rejecting the man and the party.
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