View From a Height
Commentary from the Mile High City
Friday, September 19, 2003

Kerry on Nicaragua - 1985

Boy, do I love Lexis-Nexis. It's almost worth staying in school just to have access to it.

John Kerry is fond of Vietnam comparisons. Iraq is Vietnam. Afghanistan is Vietnam. Well, in 1985, Nicaragua was Vietnam according to an April 23 piece in that year, by Myra MacPherson.

"If you look back at the Gulf of Tonkin resolution," Kerry said, "if you look back at the troops that were in Cambodia, the history of the body count and the misinterpretation of the history of Vietnam itself, and look at how we are interpreting the struggle in Central America and examine the CIA involvement, the mining of the harbors, the effort to fund the contras, there is a direct and unavoidable parallel between these two periods of our history."

Yes, Nicaragua worked out just like Vietnam.

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