March 26, 2004
MICKEY KAUS on why the Kerry camp’s self-important Vietnam analogies don’t work:
The difference, of course, is that the war Johnson fought using the Gulf of Tonkin incident produced very little except massive carnage and a Communist government in South Vietnam. The Beirut attack was a total loss. But American soldiers in Iraq–whether or not there were WMDs–are in the process of freeing a nation from a dictator. This accomplishment survives the Kay report. It doesn’t “cheapen the sacrifice” American soldiers made achieving this goal to admit the truth about the WMDs. Does Kerry think the troops haven’t achieved this?
Kaus also has some advice for Bush that the Bush people ought to read.