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Sunday, April 06, 2003

WHY IRAQ IS NOT VIETNAM. Good column in the Jerusalem Post today, stating the obvious.

PEJMAN pointed me to this article illustrating the differences between Christianity and Judaism in responding to evil.

Some food for thought.

I AM HANDING OUT MY FIRST JOHN KERRY AWARD, for inappropriate comparisons between the United States and Iraq. The first one comes from David Von Drehle's Sunday story about Bush's administering of the war -- and draws a ridiculous comparison between John McCain's 2000 election campaign and Saddam's Fedayeen.

But Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) mounted an insurgent campaign on a shoestring, and surprised Bush with a whipping in the New Hampshire primary. Like the Fedayeen harassing coalition troops in southern Iraq, McCain rattled the sense of invincibility that Bush had worked to create. The reaction in Washington was similar in each case: Nervousness, second-guessing and calls for new personnel and new plans.

I think von Drehle one-upped John Kerry. Couldn't a more tasteful analogy have been made?