Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What's this 'analogy' of which you speak?

President Richard Nixon on Nov. 3, 1969: "[W]e will withdraw all our forces from Vietnam on a schedule in accordance with our program, as the South Vietnamese become strong enough to defend their own freedom."

President Bush on June 28, 2006: "Our strategy can be summed up this way: As the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down."

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, architect of Nixon's Vietnam policy and adviser to Bush on Iraq, on Nov. 19, 2006: "If you mean, by 'military victory,' an Iraqi government that can be established and whose writ runs across the whole country, that gets the civil war under control and sectarian violence under control in a time period that the political processes of the democracies will support, I don't believe that is possible."

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