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Friday, February 04, 2005

Why Iraq is Different from Vietnam

Like Christopher Hitchens (writing in Slate), I was actively involved in the anti-war movement. But that was back in the 1960s and 1970s.

I groan everytime I hear people say Iraq is like Vietnam all over again. It isn't. Here is why. Please read all the points he makes.

His conclusion is:
I suppose it's obvious that I was not a supporter of the Vietnam War. Indeed, the principles of the antiwar movement of that epoch still mean a good deal to me. That's why I retch every time I hear these principles recycled, by narrow minds or in a shallow manner, in order to pass off third-rate excuses for Baathism or jihadism.
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