Monday, August 22, 2005

More critics of President Bush are starting to surface within his own party. The latest is Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, and his criticism of the President tends to carry more weight than most. While Bush spent less time in Vietnam than Jane Fonda, Hagel is a decorated veteran of that war.

According to him, the war in Iraq has made the Middle East even more unstable, and that instability will only worsen the longer the US remains here. He also says that it's absurd to suggest that American troop levels will still be over 100,000 four years from now. Hagel then goes on to say that Iraq is looking more and more like Vietnam.

That's ridiculous. I've seen pictures, and Vietnam had a lot more trees.