On the Ropes

The Terror Tet continues in Sadr City:

The heightened violence came on the eve of Congressional testimony in Washington by Gen. David H. Petraeus, the senior American commander in Iraq, and Ryan C. Crocker, the American ambassador here, to defend their strategy for political reconciliation and improved security in the country.

The Green Zone attacks were, symbolically at least, a sign that forces hostile to the United States are still able to strike at the American nerve center and seat of government power in the capital of Iraq.


Remember, the real Tet was nothing better than a symbol for North Vietnam and the Viet Cong. In reality, it was a crushing defeat for the Cong (they never recovered) and the end of major offensive operations for the North until after the American withdrawal.
And we all know how that turned out.

If I may paraphrase Margaret Thatcher, this is no time to go Cronkitey, George.


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