Saturday, August 20, 2005

Hey, What's That Sound? - New York Times

Hey, What's That Sound? - New York Times

Maureen Dowd on what Henry Kissinger had to say about Iraq:

"He said Mr. Bush had only a few things to accomplish: train a real Iraqi Army that includes all religious and ethnic groups, make the Shiites stop hating the Sunnis and the Kurds stop hating everyone, and keep the Iranians from creating a theocratic dictatorship in Iraq. Oh, yeah, and a couple of other teensy little things: our troops have to defeat the vicious Iraq insurgency, and Mr. Bush needs to keep domestic support for the war."

This sounds pretty much like the definition of impossible to me.

I am so reminded of the Vietnam War years, even down to hearing the exact same words used once again: exit strategy, troop withdrawals, quagmire...

Note that the column title comes from an anti-war song of the Vietnam era. "Everybody look what's goin' 'round..." would be the next line, as I recall.

"When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?" The answer, my friend is "Blowing in the Wind", from yet another anti-war song, and pretty much summing up all of this.

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