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Anti-Syrian war sentiment has roots in Vietnam's tough lessons

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  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    Why did we not learn anything from Vietnam before the Iraq war? I think that debacle had more to do with this than Vietnam.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    I just finished watching "Hubris the selling of the Iraq war"
    Personally belief the sales job of the Iraq war has caused us to be uneasy of politicans wanting to attack other countries.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 22, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    How is it we can ignore Iraq yet draw lessons from Vietnam? It's incredible, as if it never happened, at least in some circles. I remember it well. The WMD drumbeat, over and over. Colin Powell embarrassing himself with props and pictures of trucks. An imminent threat to us all. Coalition of the 'willing'. Regime Change. Collateral Damage. The decision has been made; shut up and get behind the president. I'm not sure we can claim to reference lessons from Vietnam, because we went down that road again. Syria's 'what not to do moment' was Iraq, Bush, Rove, Cheney. Not Vietnam.