The miasma of denial
Today the Times has an op-ed by Thomas F. Powers, an individual I formerly respected for his expertise on espionage. Powers suggests that we are in the same stage in Iraq as we were in Vietnam in 1965, when President Johnson was faced with a choice of abandoning the hapless and corrupt South Vietnamese regime, or sending in vast numbers of troops. He chose the latter.
Of course we are not in 1965, but 1974, when we had to leave Vietnam.
As if that were not bad enough, Powers echoes the absurd claim that presidents can create their own reality.
When will the media pundits and experts, so wrong before, finally fess up to the truth? There are no choices left in Iraq. We must get out.