Sunday, August 28


Substitute IRAQ for VIETNAM in these quotes and see if they don't give you chills.

"Should I become President...I will not risk American permitting any other nation to drag us into the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time through an unwise commitment that is unwise militarily, unnecessary to our security and unsupported by our allies." -- JFK, October 1960

“The administration should clarify its intent in Viet Nam. People lack confidence in the credibility of our government. Even our allies are beginning to suspect what we say." -- Donald Rumsfeld, 1966

"The war against Vietnam is only the ghastliest manifestation of what I'd call imperial provincialism, which afflicts America's whole culture--aware only of its own history, insensible to everything which isn't part of the local atmosphere. --Stephen Vizinczey, Hungarian novelist, 1968

"Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States could not serve as the world's policeman; it should also have taught us the dangers of trying to be the world's midwife to democracy when the birth is scheduled to take place under conditions of guerrilla war." --Jeane Kirkpatrick, 1979

"It's time that we recognized that ours was in truth a noble cause." --Ronald Reagan, Oct. 1980

"Above all, Vietnam was a war that asked everything of a few and nothing of most in America." --Myra MacPherson, 1984


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