April 09, 2004
Iraq = Vietnam
Ever since Sen. Kennedy said the other day that "Iraq is Bush's Vietnam", I've been struggling to come up with actual similarities between the two conflicts. I think I've finally come up with one.
In Vietnam Buddhists burned themselves alive as an act of protest.
Now Iraqis are threatening to burn Buddhists alive as an act of protest.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at April 09, 2004 07:00 AM
But there's a small problem: the Iraquis thugs are also threatening to eat the Buddhists. The Vietnamese Buddhists made no threats to devour themselves.
There is a closer parallel. In Viet Nam the liberals sided with the enemy. In Iraq...
If you cannot see parallels between Vietnam and Iraq then you cannot see the forest for the trees.
I would honestly like to hear specifics about the forrest and the trees. Saying it is so is fairly light analysis.
Sharky baby, it's pretty simple. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution---Iraq "use of force" Resolution. Both based on lies. Wars based on a lie. Get it now?
(I know you will, in your infinite bravery and contempt for ideas that differ from your right wing echo chamber, probably delete this comment.)
Simply asserting there is no comparison between Iraq and Vietnam, as Mr. Sharkansky said, is not analysis either. That's part of my point.
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Simon. Why does Iraq equal Viet Nam?