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.