Those arrogant nincompoops in the White House didn't learn the most important lesson Vietnam should have taught us--you don't fight a war without the support of the American people. Bush didn't get it. Instead, he told the American people to go shopping. This is basically what Lyndon Johnson did when he got us in the Vietnam War. Both he and his secretary of state Robert McNamara thought they could conduct a war under the radar of the American people.
Bush was a terrible war-fighting president. Obama would have a hard time being worse.
Nov 12 2008 - 12:18am