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Vietnam redux

| Monday, Jan. 15, 2007

Well, we've finally reached the point where the situation in Iraq is comparable to Vietnam.

Militarily, we've been victorious. We won the initial ground war and every major engagement, freed an oppressed people, and provided for democratic elections and reconstruction. Insurgents and supplies pour across the border from neighboring countries, but our generals are hamstrung by civilians in Washington telling them who, when and where to fight.

On the home front, Democrats (who want us to lose) are threatening to cut funds for the troops. Self-serving congressional gasbags whine about a quagmire. A full-blown anti-war effort is being fueled by the media, which serve up defeatist, left-wing slop on a daily basis, undermining the commander in chief while boosting enemy morale and resolve.

The only thing left is to depart so the genocide can begin in earnest. The big difference is that once we leave, Iraq will become a proud member of a Shiite theocracy bloc led by Iran (which is moving toward manufacturing nuclear devices).

Positive footnote: Thank God there aren't more than 2,000 POWs for the next Democrat president to write off when relations are normalized with another oppressive regime.

Leo Patterson Derry

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