KUWAIT – To understand the philosophy of Jay Garner, the retired American general charged with rebuilding Iraq, look to Vietnam.
If the United States had fought the Vietnam War the way it fought the conflict in Iraq, Garner says, America would have won.
“They should have taken the war north . . . instead of waiting for it to come south,” the former three-star general said Monday. “If Bush had been president then, we’d have won Vietnam.”
I wonder about the appropriateness of such a blatant partisan political statement. (Never mind that we dropped more bombs on North VietNam than all of Europe in WWII, and never mind the threat of war with the Soviet Union…)