OR, MAYBE IT’S 1947 ALL OVER AGAIN: Andrew Sullivan writes:
I particularly liked the following analogy [in President Bush’s speech]: ‘As in the defense of Greece in 1947, and later in the Berlin Airlift, the strength and will of free peoples are now being tested before a watching world. And we will meet this test.’ That’s precisely the right way to frame this battle. This isn’t a replay of Vietnam. It’s a replay of an earlier, nobler war that changed the world for the better. Those are still the stakes today. And we cannot let cynicism or partisanship prevent us from winning the fight.
Sullivan’s got a lot more to say about the war–and its critics.