Another Conservative Revises Iraq Thinking
Posted on Aug 17, 2006
Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, indicated in a column on Tuesday that Iraq could turn into another Vietnam. This, after arguing in 2003 that the comparison was ?wishful thinking? on the part of war critics.
Of course, being a hawk, Lowry offered the analogy in the hope of escalating the war, rather than ending it: ?For there is one other similarity with Vietnam that should be avoided ? the aching sense that not everything was done to win the war. By the end of Vietnam, we had essentially beaten the insurgency and could have helped the South Vietnamese hold off the conventional invasion of the North, if we hadn?t given up.?