Monday, November 20, 2006

It Takes One To Know One: Lessons From The Vietnam Era

When folks like Henry Kissinger make comments like:
If you mean by 'military victory' an Iraqi government that can be established and whose writ runs across the whole country, that gets the civil war under control and sectarian violence under control in a time period that the political processes of the democracies will support, I don't believe that is possible
It strikes me that because Kissinger was a principal architect of the Vietnam strategy that he would know what failure in the military category looks like. Really, if people who have been through similar catastrophes are saying it's a catastrophe, then maybe Iraq is a catastrophe.


sumo said...

Holy words.

Anonymous said...

Yup. time for them all to go play cribbage for the next twenty years or so in the basement of The Hague.