Max Cleland: Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President

Former Senator Max Cleland, in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, drops the V-bomb on the Bush administration with a stinging editorial that points out not only the damning parallels between the Vietnam War and our current extended occupation in Iraq, but the damning fact that “the people who drove the engine to get into the war in Iraq never served in Vietnam.” Former Senator Cleland should know on both counts, since he lost both legs and an arm in Vietnam.

Side note: his attack was remarkably factual and even-tempered from a man who was smeared with Republican 2002 campaign ads accusing him of being on the side of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden because he voted against Homeland Security legislation that denied civil service protection to the employees of the new Homeland Security administration.