Monday, December 14, 2009

Is the U.S. in another Vietnam?

"Having lived through the Vietnam era, I continue to have a sickening feeling of deja vue and wonder why our civilian leaders never seem to learn the lessons of history and go on to repeat the same mistakes while relying on the promises of military commanders." - Michael Hamar

Michael Hamar writes:
While the initial deployment of troops to Afghanistan in the immediate wake of 9-11 may have made some sense in terms of trying to break Al-Queda, that rational was long ago destroyed by the Chimperator and Palpatine Cheney's feckless and needless invasion of Iraq. The window of opportunity in Afghanistan was lost and it is not likely to be reclaimed. Relying on the military leadership's calls for more troops as a basis for political decisions is idiocy. Living in a region with a huge military presence and close contact with the military mindset of senior officers, there will NEVER be a time when the leadership will realistically admit that more troops and more spending are not the answer. READ MORE