In One Eye
Monday, October 24, 2005
More echoes of Vietnam.
Eager to demonstrate success in Iraq, the U.S. military has abandoned its previous refusal to publicize enemy body counts and now cites such numbers periodically to show the impact of some counterinsurgency operations ...Now that the Iraq fiasco is evident, the Bushies will grasp at any straw to demonstrate that some progress is being made. Surely, the conviction that there's a light at the end of the tunnel cannot be far behind.
(I realize that this post kind of gives the lie to the previous post, but the similarities between Iraq and Vietnam in this story are so palpable that I couldn't resist.)