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Sunday, October 05, 2003

Posted by Tanstaafl
OpinionJournal - Extra: "Iraq is not Vietnam. In 1967, 10,000 Americans were killed in Vietnam and victory was nowhere in sight. Johnson abandoned his re-election bid in March 1968. America's enemy then was a powerful military of well over one million troops--not only Viet Cong guerrillas but a North Vietnamese army backed by the Soviet Union.
Compared with that force, the enemy in Iraq is minuscule: a few thousand Baathist diehards allied with Islamic terrorists. They are capable of nothing more than hit-and-run attacks. Roughly 90% of Iraq is reasonably secure and stable, again unlike Vietnam. And though press reports stress the negative, only a little over 70 Americans have been killed in the past four months."


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