Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Gen. Casey: Vietnamization proceeding apace.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Tuesday that it will take another 12 to 18 months or so for ARVN security forces to be ready to take over in the country.

Okay, so maybe I edited that a little bit. Still...

The left had Viet Nam fears going in, I get 'em coming out.

7 comments:

Mushy said...

You got that right - turning out to be very similar.

phlegmfatale said...

I'm getting the same uncomfortable feeling.

Tennessee Budd said...

It's what worries me. We pulled out of VN after promising the South arms & materiel. A cowardly, dishonorable Congress didn't live up to our word.

DirtCrashr said...

The Left doesn't have Vietnam fears, the have Vietnam hopes, and great hopes for a Democrat Congress to do again what they did, betrayal and deny aid.
Like Dr. Sanity says, What interests me is the transformation of the Democratic Party into a tool that every major enemy of this country -- from the North Vietnamese, to the Soviets, to the Syrians all the way up to the present day -- has been able to use to advance their objectives at the expense of America. As Feldman notes, this does indeed give new meaning to the term "opposition party".

Mushy said...

Amen Dirtcrashr!

Finally someone put into words what I've been thinking - thanks.

Trebor said...

Yep. Well said.

A question, if I may? You're around my age, right? I'm 39. If people like us, who are actually *too young* to remember Vietnam, can see the parallels, how come the people who lived through it, and should know better, can't see it?

Also, am I the only one who thinks Rumsfeld = McNamara?

DirtCrashr said...

Rose-colored glasses? Pink, more literally. I can see a Rumsfeld/McNamara parallell in the dynamics of a changing Military, or in attempting to make changes in the Military. Interestingly they both served in air-oriented wings - Rumsfeld as a Navy pilot and flight instructor, and McNamara in the Army Air Corps as a WWII analyst and statistician - both their duties required refined analytical skills, especially those for a jet-pilot taking off from an aircraft carrier where you can easily croak...