For years, pro-war conservatives have fumed at any comparison of Iraq to Vietnam. Now President Bush is comparing Iraq to Vietnam.
... The word 'incredible' does jump to mind. ... I was initially depressed at the thought that even the president now sees possible and/or probable defeat in Iraq. Then I took solace in the knowledge that we ended up winning the larger Cold War despite losing Vietnam. The president is probably clueless about what associations he's unleashed. ...P.S.
-- The speech also provides more evidence in support of Hub Blog's developing neo-Nixonite theory
about the White House. To wit
: That we're replaying the 1970s and that Nixon holdovers in the White House 'seem obsessed with winning points against foes from decades past.' ... P.S.P.S.
-- No need to get into the Worst Historical Analogies Ever War
parts of the speech. ... All these historical analogies are starting to sound like something out of a circus or TV game show. ... Step right up! Take your historical analogy pick!!
... "Alex, I'll take the post-Vietnam War analogy for $500." ... He's going for five-hundred dollars, folks!