Roger L. Simon

It takes an "old-fashioned" man to sing an "old-fashioned" song

Maybe it’s not really worth writing about him, but Howard Dean once again equates Iraq with Vietnam:

Saying the “idea that we’re going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong,” Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean predicted today that the Democratic Party will come together on a proposal to withdraw National Guard and Reserve troops immediately, and all US forces within two years.

Dean made his comments in an interview on WOAI Radio in San Antonio.

“I’ve seen this before in my life. This is the same situation we had in Vietnam. Everybody then kept saying, ‘just another year, just stay the course, we’ll have a victory.’ Well, we didn’t have a victory, and this policy cost the lives of an additional 25,000 troops because we were too stubborn to recognize what was happening.”

Maybe I should be more sympathetic to Howard because, like many people, I have tried to reprise my old “hits.” Never seems to work though.