John Kerry cannot stop talking about Vietnam. It is clear that Vietnam weighs heavily on his mind and that his experiences there and afterward have influenced him tremendously. There is nothing inherently bad about that, but, alas, like so many, I am afraid that John Kerry learned the wrong lessons from Vietnam. That John Kerry and the Democratic Party see the War in Iraq as another Vietnam is beyond dispute as he and his allies continue to call it a quagmire, a mistake, wrong war, wrong place, wrong time, etc. All of which leads to what really worries me. If Iraq is Vietnam all over again then I expect John Kerry to come up with the same solution to Iraq that we had in Vietnam, i.e., to declare victory and leave.
That, my friends, is one of the primary reasons why I try so hard to convince folks to vote for George W. Bush. The false hope I've seen so many invest in John Kerry that when elected he'll do the right thing is another perfect example of the triumph of hope over experience. Everything in John Kerry's past indicates that he will cut and run in Iraq since not only is America wrong, but in John Kerry's opinion America can never be right, unless, of course, we have the approval of the hopelessly corrupt UN.
It is profoundly disturbing to me that John Kerry, who has been more wrong, more often, on the foreign policy issues of the last thirty years than anyone is taken as a serious candidate for the presidency of the United States of America. And people banking on him suddenly changing course just because he becomes president are either naive fools or inveterate liars.