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The Washington Times recounts some of the things Bush and Cheney have done to support our military. You haven't heard much about this, because Bush and Cheny wanted it that way. Read it here:EXCLUSIVE: Bush, Cheney comforted troops privatelyGeorge Bush has been more than disappointing, but he has displayed a humble gratitude toward America's military… Continue reading Must read

Semper Fi, Marines

Here's two thoughts about the battle at Iwo Jima first posted here in 2005 and 2006.Flags of our FathersJohn Bradley, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, Ira Hayes, Rene Gagnon and Mike Strank are the Navy corpsman and Marines who, on 23-February-1945, raised the American flag on Mount Suribachi. It’s a famous picture.Still, Suribachi’s island wasn’t declared… Continue reading Semper Fi, Marines

The Once and Future Killing Fields

Christopher Hitchens is a leftist for whom I have respect. That is, he retains some principle and is intellectually honest: A rare thing among old Trotskyites. Here he gives many reasons why Iraq is not Vietnam, and why credit is due George Bush for getting rid of Saddam. To invoke Vietnam was a blunder too… Continue reading The Once and Future Killing Fields

Why not Victory?

The war in Iraq is like Vietnam in terms of the reaction from the earmark-enamored capitulation baboons in our national legislature.Max Boot describes it nicely:Another Vietnam?President Bush's analogy to Iraq is not inaccurate, just incomplete. Read the whole thing, but here are excerpts describing two of Boot's telling points:1- As mentioned yesterday: That which Ted… Continue reading Why not Victory?

Vietnam legacy is where you find it

George Bush reminded us, in a speech Tuesday, of the history of US withdrawal from Vietnam. Neo-neocon has an excellent analysis of the arguments for and against Bush's view of this here: Whose Vietnam analogy is it, anyway?Maybe the guilty memory of betrayal and failure, and the bloodbath that ensued in Vietnam and Cambodia, is… Continue reading Vietnam legacy is where you find it