How do your get an American General to say "Vietnam? If you're a Reuters' stringer you just throw your poetic license at him.
Q: Luke Baker from Reuters again. General, I wonder if you could give us sort of an estimate of how long you're planning or you expect fighting to go on in Fallujah or Ramadi to bring a -- to pacify those towns, as you put it? And also, your reaction to suggestions that the experiences your forces are going through now in Iraq have shadows of Vietnam?From today's DoD News: Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing 4/08/2004 Posted by Vanderleun at April 8, 2004 11:49 AM | TrackBack
GEN. SANCHEZ: Shadows of Vietnam -- I don't -- I don't see any shadows of Vietnam here in Iraq. It's two totally different battlefields, and I wouldn't even begin to characterize this as a Vietnam for the American forces.