[Marxism] NYTimes draws Vietnam and Iraq parallels

Brian Shannon Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Thu Nov 17 04:34:00 MST 2005

The same release that the BBC commented on regarding the Nixon Cambodia 
coverup was treated quite differently by the NY Times, which  pointed 
out how similar the government and public responses are for the war 
that ended 30 years ago and today's ongoing imperialist attack on Iraq.

Brian Shannon

Vietnam Archive Offers Parallel to War in Iraq

By Thom Shanker, David Stout and John Files

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 - White House advisers convene secret sessions on 
the political dangers of revelations that American troops committed 
atrocities in the war zone, and whether the president can delicately 
intervene in the investigation. In the face of an increasingly 
unpopular war, they wonder at the impact on support at home. The best 
way out of the war, they agree, is propping up a new government that 
can attract feuding elements across a fractured foreign land. . . .

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