Last night I asked my dad how similar the Iraq thing was to Vietnam. He said we are not as entrenched there as we were in Vietnam. I said, how about at the beginning, before it became this stalemate, quagmire deal? And he thought about that and said he saw a lot of similarities, the main one being that in both cases the public kept urging politicians to get our troops out of there, and they did not.
That's kinda scary. I'm not saying Iraq is another Vietnam--yet. But is history just going to repeat itself 30-40 years after Vietnam? That war is a clear memory for anyone maybe 45 or older (ie our president and most of Congress) but did they really learn from what happened there? I feel like if Bush is re-elected we could wind up in a Vietnam-type situation over there, and I don't need to tell you all why that would be really bad.