Monday, June 30, 2008

Iraq and Germany: A Tale of Two Occupations.

I get the sense that Marshall and Sullivan, like many of their antiwar compatriots, don’t really care about whether we win or lose in Iraq. They simply want to get out, and damn the consequences. That brings up another historical analogy that I’m sure they would rather forget: the way we pulled out of South Vietnam after the defeat of the North’s Tet and Easter Offensives when a decent outcome (namely the long-term preservation of South Vietnam’s independence) was within our grasp. A lot of antiwar voices back then said it would actually be good for the locals if we left, just as they now say it would be good for Iraq if we skedaddled. Tell it to the Vietnamese boat people or the victims of the Cambodian killing fields.

1 comment:

Outlaw 13 said...

Don't you dare confront them with the truth...that would be questioning their patriotism...in their eyes anyway.

What you are actually doing is revealing them for the spineless, wormy political opportunist cowards that they are.