Sunday, September 11, 2005

God Bless Rummy

Donald Rumsfeld commented that there are so many differences between Iraq and Vietnam that it would take too long to list them all. Well, just for the record, assuming that our friends in the "mainstream" media might need some help, I'd like to list a few of the most important.

* Iraq, we destroyed a large opposing army in little more than three weeks.
* In destroying that army, we liberated 25 million people from one of the most brutal dictatorships in modern history, and freed the world from an unapologetic supporter of terrorism.
* In Iraq, we have helped a people to create a new, representative government that may become a model for the region.
* The continuing insurgency has little support within Iraq.
* Our success in Iraq has convinced other regimes, such as Libya, to abandon their quest to obtain weapons of mass destruction.
* And we have done all this, to date, at the cost of the lives of approximately 1,864 American soldiers, sailors, and marines. That comes out to an average of about 750 deaths per year; in Vietnam the average casualty rate was about 5,000 per year.

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