Friday, February 19, 2016

Iraq Syndrome

Long time GsGf advisor and mentor Thomas Donnelly has a great bit that deals with GOP and Donkie Parties weekly debate club and Iraq

Money Shot:

"The 44-era "Iraq Syndrome" is thus far proving more debilitating to the traditional exercise of American power and leadership than the "Vietnam Syndrome" was during the Ford or Carter years."

"Ronald Reagan believed that victory in Vietnam had been possible and forever saw the American sacrifice there not as immoral or foolish but as a "noble cause." He sensed that to win the future he also needed to fight for the past. Which of his would-be heirs will do the same?"

That is exactly correct


Carlos David Aguilar said...

Agreed, Bruce Herschensohn wrote a great book on Vietnam and the necessity of the war. American Amnesia: How the U.S. Congress Forced the Surrenders of South Vietnam and Cambodia.

Distinguished Fellow at the Claremont Institute and a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has taught politics at the University of Maryland, Whittier College and at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy.

We never lost a battle in Vietnam, it was about stopping Communism, and Leftists fucked it all up.