[FoRK] "It is nothing like Vietnam"

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Thu Nov 1 16:40:24 PDT 2007

On 11/1/07, Tom Higgins <tomhiggins at gmail.com> wrote:
> As reported on NPR today...
>
> "This week, more than 200 Foreign Service officers received word that
> they might be directed to serve in Iraq. If too few volunteer for 48
> positions by Nov. 12, the State Department will have to make forced
> assignments -- something it hasn't done since the Vietnam War."

Didn't you get the memo? Iraq *is* like Vietnam:
http://news.aol.com/newsbloggers/2007/08/22/is-iraq-like-vietnam-today-bush-says-yes/

Of course the best commentary comes from Jon Stewart:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=92012&title=magical-history-tour

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