Thursday, March 30, 2006

Baby Doc and His Vietnam Mistakes

As much as Baby Doc, the Bush Crime Family and their wingnut supporters try to deny it, we all know that there are some disturbing parallels between Iraq and Vietnam.

So it's an interesting read over at the always-worthy Consortium News, where Ivan Eland lists the top ten.

1. Underestimating the enemy.
2. Deceiving the American public.
3. Blame the media.
4. Use of artificial statistics to measure progress.
5. Excessive use of force without a plan to win "hearts and minds".
6. Failed "search and destroy" tactics.
7. Iraqization (like Vietnamization).
8. No date for withdrawal.
9. Retention of incompentent policy makers.
10. Starting a war for concocted reasons.

Read the full story for a complete explanation of these ten points.

Consortium News is one of the most important political sites on the Internets.

1 Comment:

Granny said...

I just subscribed - thanks. I probably already have too much stuff coming in but I've become more selective about what I read and better at scanning the mail instead of stopping to read every word.

I was sinking.