Friday, October 20, 2006


President George Bush conceded today that there are similarities between the war in Vietnam and the current conflict in Iraq. "Both Vietnam and Iraq are in other countries," he told reporters. "Other things that are similar are that both times we have been the good guy in the war, standing up against the evil-doer and both times the French have been disappointing."

Asked whether he thought the Vietnam war was now 'a comma in history' as he had predicted the Iraq war would be one day, Mr Bush said it was a smart question. "You betcha," he said. "You just need to take a look at a map of Vietnam to know it has a shape that is just like a comma; kind of a fat round bit at the top and a skinny curly tail."
Mr Bush was quizzed as to whether he agreed with an opinion by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman that the current violence in Iraq was "the jihadist equivalent of the Tet offensive."
The President responded: "He could be right. Both the Jihadis and the Tet certainly are pretty offensive. I don't think we American's take offense easily. I mean we are fair minded and give and take but I think we draw the line at the Jihads and the Tets."

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