Thursday, September 22, 2005

Let's Go Back To The Headlines of Vietnam

The Media just can't stand it. They don't have the ability to write about the scandals at the UN in any depth since that might tar their favorite institution. How much have you read about the Air America Scandal? Not much other than in the blogs. So, the only other option is to either go on about hurricanes or yeah, let's bring up the comparison of Iraq and Vietnam. That always works!
Here's the reporters pathetic attempt at rationalizing this story:

<....>President Bush's own words echo those of President Johnson in 1967, a pivotal year for the U.S. in Vietnam.

"America is committed to the defense of South Vietnam until an honorable peace can be negotiated," Johnson told the Tennessee Legislature on March 15, 1967. Despite the obstacles to victory, the president said, "We shall stay the course."


After 14 Marines died in a roadside bombing on Aug. 3, Bush declared: "We will stay the course, we will complete the job in Iraq. And the job is this: We'll help the Iraqis develop a democracy."

Bush's Words on Iraq Echo LBJ in 1967 - Yahoo! News

Then the story goes on but the premise of the comparison are those words of President Bush's not to give up. So, from here on, any conflict the U.S. get's involved in, if the Politicians and Administration don't want to cut and run then it's a Vietnam-like conflict. Besides, it's the Media's duty to remind the American public about how horrible things are going in Iraq. Right?

H/T Lucianne

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