Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Iraq Parallels Vietnam, Not Korea

By Ivan Eland
June 7, 2007

The Bush administration has decided its new model for a long-term solution in Iraq is Korea. It’s an attempt to stifle the inevitable comparisons of the Iraq quagmire to Vietnam and a way to justify the eventual reduction of U.S. forces in Iraq (to take the heat off of Republican candidates in the 2008 elections), while retaining a substantial U.S. military presence by establishing three or four long-term major military bases.

The plan would ultimately be a disaster for the United States.

Read on.

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