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Another Vietnam? Get real!

Headlines on Drudge:ABCNEWS:Bush Acknowledges Iraq 'Could Be' Like Vietnam.

However, in the the article The story is not quite as Drudge or ABC report.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Tom Friedman wrote in the New York Times this morning that what we might be seeing now is the Iraqi equivalent of the Tet offensive...

BUSH: Yeah.

STEPHANOPOULOS: ... in Vietnam in 1968. Tony Snow this morning said he may be right.

BUSH: Mm-hmm.


BUSH: He could be right. There's certainly a stepped up level of violence, and we're heading into an election. //

The ABC blather is at
this link

OK lets clarify a few points. We won the conflict on Tet. We essentially eliminated the Vietcong's ability to be a force in the war. It took years for the VC to recover. We were fighting NVA Regulars after TET. And the NVA was NOT involved in TET.

Here is the similarity. After Tet Cronkite decided, with no evidence, that the war was lost. Now STEPHANOPOULOS with no real evidence is deciding that the was is lost. Hmmmm, jut before an election. Ya Think?

What Drudge didn't print was the following quote from the interview:

"If we were to leave before the job is done, in my judgment, the al Qaeda would find a safe haven from which to attack. This is exactly what they said," Bush said. The president insisted he was not disparaging his opponents.

"It's not questioning their patriotism. I think it's questioning their judgment," he said

The entire blather is at this URL
The entire article rests on this exchange:
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked whether the president agreed with the opinion of columnist Tom Friedman, who wrote in The New York Times today that the situation in Iraq may be equivalent to the Tet offensive in Vietnam almost 40 years ago.

"He could be right," the president said, before adding, "There's certainly a stepped-up level of violence, and we're heading into an election.

Yes TET was the turning point in the war - that's when WE STARTED WINNING

Please Mr. Stephanopoulis, go buy a history book?