February 02, 2005

Pining For The Mekong

Hitch makes it abundantly clear that the Vietnam/Iraq analogy is not "just resting":

I suppose it's obvious that I was not a supporter of the Vietnam War. Indeed, the principles of the antiwar movement of that epoch still mean a good deal to me. That's why I retch every time I hear these principles recycled, by narrow minds or in a shallow manner, in order to pass off third-rate excuses for Baathism or jihadism. But one must also be capable of being offended objectively. The Vietnam/Iraq babble is, from any point of view, a busted flush. It's no good. It's a stiff. It's passed on. It has ceased to be. It's joined the choir invisible. It's turned up its toes. It's gone. It's an ex-analogy.

Go read the whole thing. Jonah also has a pretty good article this morning on the Left's continuing attempt to jiggle the birdcage.

Not to shift allusions too violently, but I can't help thinking of that line from Top Gun, "I feel the need for speed!" and wondering if the editors sitting around the NY Times' offices and other bastions of the Left periodically break out with, "I feel the de-siah for quag-miah!"

Posted by Robert at February 2, 2005 08:58 AM
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