4 Dec 2005
Desperate in her attempts to create a bogus "Vietnam" syndrome over Iraq, Eleanor Clift sounds like Lady HawHaw in her Newsweek piece, “Who’s Fooling Whom”.
Subtitled ‘The latest Marine deaths are another sign that Bush can’t keep fooling the public about the cost of staying in Iraq’, Clift leads with typical MSM disinformation. In anyone’s recollection, Bush has never spared the American public the cost, sacrifice and duration of the Iraq war or war on terror generally. Even his detractors would admit this.
The Jihadis can still win in Iraq through propaganda, war-weariness by the coalition and intimidation. Journalists like Clift seem to have no qualms in aiding this process.
It's not that Democratic party members can't figure out that Iraq and Vietnam are quite different. It's rather that the baby-boomer wing of them wants to bask in the heady deja vu of Vietnam war protests and to search for GWB rhymes to fit in with a new version of "Hey,Hey,LBJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?". Scratchings like Clift's are pure nostalgia for the quaqmire, a retro fantasy of a politically mis-spent youth. Meanwhile, Al-Qaeda has just moved in to the condo next door. Welcome to the 21st century.
Clift also writes approvingly that under Saddam, Iraq was able to “take care” of “their own security”. This is breathtaking and cruel ignorance – or slick Saddamist propaganda. Saddam took very good “care” of his security at the rate of about 100 civilians murdered a day, plus igniting two regional wars that killed over a million people. We used to have Hanoi Jane Fonda. Now we have Baghdad Eleanor Clift.
Ms. Clift sees "Gold Star" mother Cindy Sheehan as a pivotal "turning point" of the Vietnam syndrome she would like to induce. Sheehan has been exposed in detail as a plaything of professional communist and radsoc manipulators. MSM drudges like Clift never bother with such facts. When the rantings of a moonbat who thinks the jihadis who killed her son are "freedom fighters" comes to represent American mainsteam thinking, I'll buy Ms. Clift lunch for a month.
Some of us were around in the Vietnam war. The only resemblance between it and Vietnam is that bullets get used. Unlike Vietnam, the enemy in Iraq fully intends to attack the USA globally and internally, something that never occurred to the Viet Cong and NVA fighting for control of Vietnam. Neither did Ho Chi Minh threaten to command the world’s energy supply. Unlike the Vietnamese communists, the support for insurgency is not by giants like China or Russia but Islamists and their useful idiots in the Western pressocracy.
Robowriters like Clift, will soon, thanks to the New Media, be history tomorrow……… instead of the fading headliners they are today.