Thursday, November 17, 2005

NY Times Watch (Or, Iraq=Vietnam Watch)

A headline from yesterday:
Vietnam Archive Offers Parallel to War in Iraq.
An editorial today:
The actual content of the resolution, passed on a vote of 79 to 19, was meaningless. The Senate asked the administration to provide regular reports on progress in Iraq, and took the position that next year should be "a period of significant transition to full Iraqi sovereignty." It was a desperate - but toothless - cry of election-bound lawmakers to be let off the hook for a disastrous military quagmire.
Maybe this should be "Hyperbole Watch". Tune in tomorrow for our next episode.