just cuz you can demand it don’t mean ya can comprehend it...


“Iraq is George Bush’s Vietnam.”

The legislation that we will introduce today is brief but essential. It requires the President to obtain approval from Congress before he sends even more American soldiers to Iraq. And it prohibits the President from spending taxpayer dollars on such an escalation unless Congress approves it.

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Listen to this comment from a high-ranking American official: “It became clear that if we were prepared to stay the course, we could help to lay the cornerstone for a diverse and independent Asia…If we faltered, the forces of chaos would scent victory and decades of strife and aggression would stretch endlessly before us. The choice was clear. We would stay the course.  And we shall stay the course.”

That is not President Bush speaking. It is President Lyndon Johnson, forty years ago, ordering a hundred thousand more American soldiers to Vietnam.

Here is another quotation. “The big problem is to get territory and to keep it. You can get it today and it will be gone next week. That is the problem. You have to have enough people to clear it…and enough people to preserve what you have done.”

That is not President Bush on the need for more forces in Iraq. It is President Johnson in 1966 as he doubled our military presence in Vietnam.

Those comparisons from history resonate painfully in today’s debate on Iraq. In Vietnam, the White House grew increasingly obsessed with victory, and increasingly divorced from the will of the people and any rational policy. The Department of Defense kept assuring us that each new escalation in Vietnam would be the last. Instead, each one led only to the next.

So we gave in and gave up and withdrew after losing not one [1] single military battle.  And the Khmer Rouge swept in and the Killing Fields of Cambodia wiped out up to 3 million people - 20% of Cambodia’s population.  That was what our forces had been holding off. 

But we gave up directly because of the efforts Teddy “where’s my bullet” Kennedy, JOhn KErry, and their handlers.  Hell—even the Enemy Generals thought they had lost but, encouraged by the Kennedy Kerry Kabal, they persisted.  And were shocked to find themselves victors.

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Historical comparisons resonating painfully, indeed.

Too bad Teddy can’t visit the Soviets again for further marching orders.  I think even Putin would advise quashing the Islamofascists instead of encouraging them with “redeployment dates” and talk of “we cannot win.”

And if we “cannot win” in Iraq—where the effect on the lives of average Americans is danged small— howinhell can we summon the will to win here?

If Congress listens to this meat-puppet, we’re sunk.

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Let’s just encourage the cell in Hyannis Port to activate first.

Claire, Ideologically Stubborn Heatist Ruralite Claire, Ideologically Stubborn Heatist Ruralite
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