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Bush's New Exit Strategy
'We Left Vietnam Too Soon'
It seems el presidente needs to get a third shoe fitted for his mouth.
When will this buffoon learn to quit while he's ahead?
US president George W. Bush comes under bitter criticism from key members of the Democratic Party for his comparison between Iraq and Vietnam.
Earlier Wednesday, Bush told those attending the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Kansas City, Missouri, "One unmistakable legacy of Vietnam is that the price of America's withdrawal was paid by millions of innocent citizens."
The leader of the Senate, Harry Reid, dismissed the analogy and said the decision to invade Iraq was one of the worst blunders in US history.
Democratic US presidential hopeful Joe Biden was sharply critical of Bush's comment, saying, "He (Bush) said we left Vietnam too soon. I don't know what planet he was on.''
"I predict if we continue down President Bush's path, we are going to see the repeat of helicopters over the top of the embassy with people hanging on the ladders trying to get out,'' he said.
Another democratic Senator who disagreed with Bush was John Kerry. He described Bush's speech as irresponsible and ignorant.
Also, other American figures blamed the US president for drawing the parallel between the two countries.
Retired US Brigadier General John Johns, an expert on counter-insurgency who served in Vietnam, said Bush was "cherry-picking" history to support his case for staying the course in Iraq.
"What I learned in Vietnam is that US forces could not conduct a counter-insurgency operation. The longer we stay there, the worse it's going to get," he noted.