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There has been a lot of pushback on the blogs and on mainstream news about Bush's VFW speech yesterday - the quagmire, the cut and runners, etc. But there are a couple of uncomfortable other things from that speech that hasn't hit yet - at least they were "high flinch events" for me.
Bush mentions the "killing fields" in his speech. I don't think most people know the killing fields were in Cambodia and not Vietnam, but the mention of it sent my brain into shock. Since Bush is now making the comparison, what are the other analogies? Is Iran, Bush's Cambodia? Yeah, yet another failed Nixon idea that Bush seems Hell-bent on recreating.
If this is now like Vietnam, when will the draft come about? General Lute (you know, the war czar) has been running around DC preaching the virtues of the draft.
The path ahead is dark and gloomy for sure with no end to the suffering in sight.
Maybe Bush is trying to be like Nixon? Some of those parrallels have already been seen. China for example.
Bush went to China and all I got was this lousy t-shirt made in Shanghai.