Linda Chavez on Townhall.com today:
Iraq is not Vietnam, no matter how much Howard Dean, John Kerry, Al Sharpton, and the other Democratic presidential wannabes would like to pretend it is. As despicable as Ho Chi Minh was, he did not pose a direct threat to the United States. The Vietnam War was part of the larger struggle against communism. The ultimate adversary was the Soviet Union. Despite our withdrawal from Vietnam, we won the larger war, vanquishing communism and defeating the Soviet Union without firing a direct shot. History proved we could afford to lose Vietnam no matter how ignoble or humiliating it was. However, we cannot afford to lose Iraq.
Crystal ball, crystal ball, what will the neocons (or postcons, or hypercons, or whatever they morph into next) be writing in thirty years?
China is not Iraq, no matter how much the president’s detractors would like to pretend it is. As despicable as Saddam Hussein was, he did not pose a direct threat to the United States. The Iraq War was part of the larger struggle against Islamofascism. The ultimate adversary was Saudi Arabia…