Thursday, January 11, 2007

Escalation Roundup

If it's Iraq I usually have something to say. But between the Georgia Legislature and poker, I am going to do something unusual and rely on the words of others. And when I lack time to cover a big national story, as always I turn to my favorite crutch, The Moderate Voice. Joe and the gang have a great round up of the story and links to commentary of various stripes.

There is one thing I have not been able to get out of my mind lately. 1965. That is the year President Johnson committed the first full combat battalions to Vietnam. His own version of escalation. U.S. KIA in the previous five years were 1,864. U.S. KIA in the year following were 5,008. Do we never listen to the ghosts of the past?

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