In the "Bang Head Here" department…

“If U.S. troops pull out of Iraq too quickly, it will trigger the kind of violence seen after the American withdrawal in Vietnam, U.S. President George W. Bush said Wednesday.”

“”One unmistakable legacy of Vietnam is that the price of America’s withdrawal was paid by millions of innocent citizens whose agonies would add to our vocabulary new terms like boat people, re-education camps and killing fields,” Bush said in Kansas City.”

This student of history has obviously not twigged to the notion that, like Iraq, getting involved in the first place was the error, not getting out, not to mention that conjuring up the spectre of another “Vietnam” isn’t exactly comforting to people who already think that the US being in Iraq at all was one second too long.

Yeesh!

PS: I guess that it will “the kind of violence seen after the American withdrawal in Vietnam” is worse than getting the crap bombed out of your country and having civilians shot and blown up on a daily basis by an invading force….

Police provocateurs at Montebello Summit?

Robert Fisk: The Iraqis don’t deserve us. So we betray them…

“Always, we have betrayed them. We backed “Flossy” in Yemen. The French backed their local “harkis” in Algeria; then the FLN victory forced them to swallow their own French military medals before dispatching them into mass graves. In Vietnam, the Americans demanded democracy and, one by one – after praising the Vietnamese for voting under fire in so many cities, towns and villages – they destroyed the elected prime ministers because they were not abiding by American orders.

Now we are at work in Iraq. Those pesky Iraqis don’t deserve our sacrifice, it seems, because their elected leaders are not doing what we want them to do.”….. [read the full article]

In the "Bang Head Here" department…

“If U.S. troops pull out of Iraq too quickly, it will trigger the kind of violence seen after the American withdrawal in Vietnam, U.S. President George W. Bush said Wednesday.”

“”One unmistakable legacy of Vietnam is that the price of America’s withdrawal was paid by millions of innocent citizens whose agonies would add to our vocabulary new terms like boat people, re-education camps and killing fields,” Bush said in Kansas City.”

This student of history has obviously not twigged to the notion that, like Iraq, getting involved in the first place was the error, not getting out, not to mention that conjuring up the spectre of another “Vietnam” isn’t exactly comforting to people who already think that the US being in Iraq at all was one second too long.

Yeesh!

PS: I guess that it will “the kind of violence seen after the American withdrawal in Vietnam” is worse than getting the crap bombed out of your country and having civilians shot and blown up on a daily basis by an invading force….

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