Dubya made a comment about Vietnam on Meet The Press back in early 2004 that still infuriates me and explains partly why Iraq is a mess.
He said that the “lesson of Vietnam is that you should let the Generals fight the war, not the politicians”
Huh?..ever try actually reading about Vietnam, George?
Vietnam had dozens of lessons, and that wasn’t one of them.
The hackneyed “we should have let the Generals fight it” line is the standard Pro-Vietnam war excuse from 30 years ago. Supposedly, thats the only reason we lost the war.
Once again, last week, Bush was asked why we haven’t sent more troops to Iraq. His answer…because the military hasn’t asked for more. Yeah, great George…let a couple of generals decide how the whole war goes. They cant possible be wrong about anything.