Monday, August 22, 2005

A re-run from 35 years ago?

I'm wondering if we're in re-run mode.
A leading Republican senator and prospective presidential candidate said Sunday that the war in Iraq has destabilized the Middle East and is looking more like the Vietnam conflict from a generation ago.
No, really?

Joan Baez was against the Vietnam War and she showed it — appearing at marches, once even blocking the entrance of a military induction center.

The folk singer is against the Iraq war, too, and she showed her support Sunday to protesters camping out near President Bush's ranch.

Baez took to the stage for about 500 people on an acre lot offered by a landowner who opposes the war, performing such classic peace anthems as Song of Peace, Where Have All the Flowers Gone and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.
Yeh, maybe things are looking like they looked a generation ago.

The Senator has the right idea:
Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, who received two Purple Hearts and other military honors for his service in Vietnam, reiterated his position that the United States needs to develop a strategy to leave Iraq. Hagel scoffed at the idea that U.S. troops could be in Iraq four years from now at levels above 100,000, a contingency for which the Pentagon is preparing.
Let's figure out how we can get out of there without all of southwest Asia blowing up.

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