Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bu$hCo & Vietnam

No, this post isn't about Bu$hCo glorious service during the Viet Nam war. Let's remember...
For several experts contacted by U.S. News, how President Bush received his honorable discharge from the Guard remains a mystery. Lawrence Korb, a former Assistant Secretary for Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs during the Reagan Administration, said it was apparent that President Bush "had not fulfilled his obligation."
So today's speech by the shirker is, to me anyway, beyond irony. Here are some notes from Dan Froomkin in today's Washington Post.
"'What is Bush suggesting? That we didn't fight hard enough, stay long enough? That's nonsense. It's a distortion,' he continued. 'We've been in Iraq longer than we fought in World War II. It's a disaster, and this is a political attempt to lay the blame for the disaster on his opponents. But the disaster is the consequence of going in, not getting out.'"
"While difficult for inveterate hawks to admit, the victory for normalcy in Vietnam, celebrated by Bush last week, came about not despite the US withdrawal but because of it."
As seven soldiers wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Sunday: "What soldiers call the 'battle space' remains the same . . . It is crowded with actors who do not fit neatly into boxes: Sunni extremists, Al Qaeda terrorists, Shiite militiamen, criminals and armed tribes. This situation is made more complex by the questionable loyalties and Janus-faced role of the Iraqi police and Iraqi Army, which have been trained and armed at United States taxpayers' expense."
He's such a small, desperate man, but he has dragged down this country & killed thousands of people. My emphasis.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

During Vietnam he had an exit strategy.

Maybe this talk puts us closer to an exit from Iraq.

Probably not but I can hope.