Thursday, October 19, 2006

Parallels to Vietnam? Say it Ain't So...

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Baby Doc finally admitted -- grudgingly -- that there might be some parallels between Iraq and Vietnam.

And, in what has to be the most incisive foreign policy analysis so far this century, Baby Doc is quoted as saying:

My gut tells me that they have all along been trying to inflict enough damage that we'd leave... And the leaders of al-Qaeda have made that very clear. They believe that if they can create enough chaos, the American people will grow sick and tired of the Iraqi effort and will cause [the] government to withdraw.
Gee, ya think?

Little late to the party, there, Georgie? Haven't a whole bunch of us who actually were in Vietnam been saying this all along? Didn't all of your cabinet members and advisors who were in Vietnam warn you about ... uh... never mind.

Plus, I'm growing weary of harping on this all the time, but this Google News Search reveals once more that the vast majority of the news media reporting on this story are outside of the United States.

1 Comment:

fjb said...

Perhaps a new universal logo for U.S. news agencies should be 3 little monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. An ostrich with it's head buried in the sand would be equally appropriate. I could go on, but I think it's been done to death.
I suppose like everyone else (particularly children), news agencies will get away with whatever they're aloud to.
Not to overdue the Canadian patriotism thing here, but we tend to want to know what's going on "next door", because we fully appreciate that most of you guys are much bigger, badder and meaner than we are.;) Forewarned is forearmed. Being quietly knowledgeable and well informed has served us quite well for a long time now.
P.S.: Many of you may think we are laid back and polite, but I think we have just adopted a policy over years of experience to "not get loudly mad - get not so politely even". Just ask our JTF2 boys and girls in Afghanistan, if you can find them.