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26 August 2005

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I listened to David Brooks this evening too. I figured his references to the situations in Vietnam as they related to Iraq today were almost certainly inaccurate, and that he was proffering these comparisons in order to advance the notion that the lack of support from Democrats and the American public is the cause of our (possibly) eventual failure in Iraq, not the implementation of the Bush administration's policies themselves.

I'm glad you are able to shed some light on the actual mechanics of the conflict in Vietnam in a way that helps expose Brooks' flawed and misleading construct. His lack of knowledge seems perfectly in tune with his desire to blame the public for the disaster in Iraq rather than the architects of that ongoing debacle.

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