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2007-07-18 14:23:18.303203+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Bush: "We're Making Progress" In Iraq, four years of the phrase.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-18 15:16:47.135031+00 by: ziffle

sounds a lot like "Vietnamization"


"The policy also encompassed U.S. support for Saigon to more vigorously pursue rural pacification and development to win the loyalty of the peasants and to strengthen its political base through village and hamlet elections, social and economic reforms, and expanded social services."

"However, despite the extensive equipment the departing U.S. forces turned over to Saigon's armed forces, the latter were ill prepared after 1973 to face North Vietnamese forces in the absence of sustained, direct American military support."

What shocks me is that they have forgotten the lessons learned from all that. It appeared for a while (gulf war etc. ) they understood the lesson: get in and win and get out or don't go in. Clinton sent bombs, not people. Bush 1 set limits and left.

Bush 2 is in a fog - I sometimes wonder if some aren't right about him having Alzheimers ( http://www.kevincassell.com/blog/index.php?id=5 )

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-18 16:16:15.83843+00 by: ebradway

I never thought Bush was so "progressive"