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You Lose, You Snooze


Regardless of the to-surge-or-not-to-surge question, I was a bit stunned in WFB’s analysis by the insouciance of the following:

      He has said that “failure in Iraq would be a disaster for the United States.” He hasn’t said why. Great countries do lose great engagements. We did in Vietnam and Korea, and the Soviets did in Afghanistan.

The Soviet Union ceased to exist a couple of years after losing Afghanistan, and Vietnam was a “disaster” for the U.S. not so much strategically as psychologically — up to and beyond the 2004 Presidential election. Look at it this way: if Iraq’s lost, the Dems and the media will have a whole new quagmire template for the next 40 years.


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