President Bush said Wednesday that it was possible that the surge in violence in Iraq was comparable to the Vietnam War's Tet offensive, which is considered a turning point in that conflict.All Hail Great Leader!!!
The comparison was made Wednesday by columnist Thomas Friedman in The New York Times. He asserted that "what we're seeing there seems like the jihadist equivalent of the Tet offensive."
In an interview with Bush, ABC's George Stephanopoulos brought up Friedman's column and quoted White House press secretary Tony Snow as saying that the comparison might be valid.
Bush answered: "He could be right. There's certainly a stepped-up level of violence, and we're heading into an election."
In the Tet offensive, which began in late January 1968, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese armies undertook a series of bold and surprising attacks. While the Tet fighting was a military victory for the U.S., it was a psychological defeat. American confidence about winning the war was shaken, and President Lyndon Johnson lost political support, eventually deciding against seeking a second term.
[ cf Bush says Tet comparison may be valid ]
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So Clearly When Great Leader Says Great Things, They Are Great And Things!!!!
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