Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Iraq isn't Vietnam

But that doesn't stop the BBC from trying to make it so.

"But, inevitably, comparisons are being made between the two conflicts.

In some ways the similarities are obvious.

There is the sense of a war entered into under false pretences. "

The "inevitably" of it inevitably comes from the left, as does the "sense" of false pretences. The BBC goes on:

"There is the feeling of being bogged down in a conflict with no obvious end in sight. "

Really? How clueless can the BBC get? Troops are being pulled out without replacements, more troops reductions have been announced and Iraq and the US just signed an agreement to negotiate more troop reductions in 2008. All of this comes on the heels of drastic reductions in civilan and military deaths and the defeat of al Qaeda in Iraq.

If you think that's bad, listen to Jonathan Marcus totally misreprensent Bush and the facts.

"And, just as in Vietnam, there is the fear that the very nature of the conflict has been misunderstood.

For a long time President George Bush refused to accept that there was any comparison between Iraq and Vietnam.

In April 2004, for example, he insisted that any analogy between the two conflicts was "false" and that making such comparisons sent the wrong message both to US troops and to enemies of the US.

But in August of this year Mr Bush changed his tune.

Speaking to a veterans' organisation in Kansas City he said one unmistakeable legacy of Vietnam was that "the price of America's withdrawal was paid by millions of innocent citizens".

Their agony, he said, "would add to our vocabulary new terms like 'boat-people', 're-education camps' and 'killing fields'". "

Got that? "one umnistakeable legacy" and from that this beeboid claims Bush "changed his tune" about comparing Iraq to Vietnam! He did no such thing! Bush said we learned a valuable lesson in withdrawing too soon. In essence Bush was saying don't cut and run in Iraq like the Democrats did in Vietnam.

Marcus is typical of the left wing idiots that inhabit the BBC.

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