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Friday, November 17, 2006
 
This is a joke, right?
That has got to be what the Vietnamese are saying to themselves after listening to President Bush say the following while having a nice lakeside lunch near Hanoi and drawing parallels between the Vietnam and Iraq wars:

"It's just going to take a long period of time for the ideology that is hopeful — and that is an ideology of freedom — to overcome an ideology of hate. (...) We'll succeed unless we quit."

Perhaps the current Vietnamese government is stunned to realize that this man believes that the US should have "stayed the course" in Vietnam and is willing to say so publicly while he is their guest. Perhaps they thought we got rid of Henry Kissinger as an architect of US foreign policy many years ago. Perhaps they thought that the image of this man as a rigid, uncurious ideologue who can never, ever be influenced by anything other than the manufactured reality of his neocon bubble, was just political caricature.

If so, then they are just now learning what we've known for some time. Welcome to reality, George Bush style.
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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