posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 07:22 AM
Henry Kissinger, one of the architect of the US involvement in Vietnam, sees a great simliarity between Vietnam and today;s War in Iraq. What he sees
is the amount of division that the War in Iraq is causing in the US is parallel to the events seen in the US back in the 60's and 70's.
Support for the war has seen a dramatic drop and criticism of the way Bush is handling it has risen according to the latest polls.
Kissinger also believes that US needs to halt the spread of Radical Islam in Iraq, stating that "it would be a catastrophe for the whole world" if
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An architect of the U.S. war in Vietnam more than 30 years ago said Sunday that he has "a very uneasy feeling" that some of the
same factors that damaged support for the conflict there are re-emerging in the 2-year-old war in Iraq.
"For me, the tragedy of Vietnam was the divisions that occurred in the United States that made it, in the end, impossible to achieve an outcome that
was compatible with the sacrifices that had been made," former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer."
Support for the war has dropped in recent polls, and criticism of President Bush's handling of the conflict has grown. The latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup
poll, taken Aug. 5-7, found that 54 percent of those surveyed thought the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a mistake.
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Many of the present stands that the US people have taken do indeed to be a rehash of what this country went through back during the Vietnam War.
There is wide spread dissatisfaction with the goverment and it's leadership. There is also, and to me a very sad byproduc,t of belittling and even
demonizing our troops who are over in Iraq.
No matter what your political stance is with either the present goverment, or your stance on the legality of our troops being in Iraq, let us not do
to our troops today what we did to our troops back then!
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