UPI-Analysis: A mini-Tet offensive in Iraq?


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Ironbarr
April 14, 2004, 08:00 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Any seasoned reporter covering the Tet offensive in Vietnam 36 years ago is well over 60 and presumably retired or teaching journalism is one of America's 4,200 colleges and universities. Before plunging into an orgy of erroneous and invidious historical parallels between Iraq and Vietnam, a reminder about what led to the U.S. defeat in Southeast Asia is timely.

Iraq will only be another Vietnam if the home front collapses, as it did following the Tet offensive, which began on the eve of the Chinese New Year, Jan. 31, 1968. The surprise attack was designed to overwhelm some 70 cities and towns, and 30 other strategic objectives simultaneously. By breaking a previously agreed truce for Tet festivities, master strategist Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap in Hanoi calculated that South Vietnamese troops would be caught with defenses down.http://www.upi.com/print.cfm?StoryID=20040406-032203-3282r

A UPI story of 4/6/04. Not too lengthy, this is an informative read describing how/why Viet Nam was lost and how Kennedy's stupid assertion that Iraq is Bush's VN is, not only an incorrect assertion, but something some folks would call bordering (at least) aid and comfort to the enemy.

There oughta-be-a-law...

-Andy

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