Tuesday, November 30, 2004
A Great Big Mess in a Place Called Vietnam
Granted, we might not have read the article without the bristling headline, but is that a reason to attempt to draw the correlation? The second paragraph admits as much:
That war [Vietnam] is rarely mentioned among the American troops in Iraq, many of whom were not yet born when the last American combat units withdrew from Vietnam more than 30 years ago.
Maybe if we could hear Marines with three or more tours in Vietnam make the comparison we'd listen a bit more intently. Mr. Burns is no slouch and is to be commended for getting dirty and getting the story, but maybe he could leave the analysis to somebody else.