Published: Friday, Sept. 20 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Why did we not learn anything from Vietnam before the Iraq war? I think that
debacle had more to do with this than Vietnam.
I just finished watching "Hubris the selling of the Iraq war"Personally belief the sales job of the Iraq war has caused us to be uneasy of
politicans wanting to attack other countries.
How is it we can ignore Iraq yet draw lessons from Vietnam? It's
incredible, as if it never happened, at least in some circles. I remember it
well. The WMD drumbeat, over and over. Colin Powell embarrassing himself with
props and pictures of trucks. An imminent threat to us all. Coalition of the
'willing'. Regime Change. Collateral Damage. The decision has been
made; shut up and get behind the president. I'm not sure we can claim to
reference lessons from Vietnam, because we went down that road again.
Syria's 'what not to do moment' was Iraq, Bush, Rove, Cheney. Not
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