George W. Bush on the lessons of Vietnam

We'll win in Iraq unless we quit.

Tim Grieve
November 17, 2006 7:55PM (UTC)

George W. Bush, speaking in Vietnam on what America's experiences there teach us about the war in Iraq: "It's just going to take a long period of time for the ideology that is hopeful -- and that is an ideology of freedom -- to overcome an ideology of hate . . . . We'll succeed -- unless we quit."

The United States normalized relations with Vietnam in 1995 -- approximately two decades after it pulled out all of its troops.


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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