A plea to older activists:

News & Politics

After a recent Gallup study compared public sentiment on Iraq and Vietnam, and noting a number of references in the news and on the lips of Chuck Hagel, Chris Bowers makes this plea to those who want to end this war and who see gathering comparisons to Vietnam as a hopeful sign: Please, don't go there.

"While I don't believe that either wa[r] was justified, I have grown exhausted by these comparisons, and do not believe that they are beneficial to to the anti-Iraq war cause." As he then states, his beliefs are many. But they can mostly be boiled down to this: Vietnam took a long time, cost its supporters little, and spawned a dominant conservative juggernaut. Why on Earth would we seek to repeat this cycle? I suspect there are those out there who would disagree with this logic. Care to weigh in? (MyDD)

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