|MAP Member Opinion "Peace"|
Iraq - Vietnam Quagmire
With the first anniversary upon us, the U.S. occupation of Iraq appears similar to the Vietnam quagmire:
We attacked another country that wasn't a threat to us.
It has all the appearances of imperialism and reckless warmongering by war hawks.
It has stoked Iraqi nationalism against an unwanted military occupation force, causing U.S. soldiers and allies to be under attack on a daily basis.
Our government is painting a rosy picture when the overall conditions have worsened for average Iraqis.
We have a poor knowledge of Iraq's culture and undertake actions that are not winning hearts and minds in that country.
Todd L. Erickson, Minneapolis.