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Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Difference between Vietnam and Iraq

A Bright Shining Lie

(click here for the Romanian version)

Maureen Dowd notes in her column published by NY Times in November 25 that there is a big difference between Vietnam and Iraq, and she cites Neil Sheehan (a former reporter in Vietnam who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Bright Shining Lie):

In Vietnam, there were just two sides to the civil war. You had a government in Hanoi with a structure of command and an army and a guerrilla movement that would obey what they were told to do. So you had law and order in Saigon immediately after the war ended. In Iraq, there’s no one like that for us to lose to and then do business with.


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