Tuesday, January 18, 2005

 

Opinion As News #2

At the bottom of today's front page the SAEN has another opinion piece presented as a news story, this one headlined "War could hamstring Bush as it did LBJ." The headline is clearly meant to draw a comparison between Vietnam and Iraq. This is absurd in every sense of the word. About Iraq, an LBJ biographer says:
Because of Vietnam, there are already people talking about quagmire. Vietnam is the memory people refer to when thinking about Iraq.

Of course, because the SAEN refuses to report any good news from Iraq many people are under the ill-informed impression that everything is going badly there. As I pointed out yesterday there is plenty to be hopeful about.

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