Wednesday, January 17, 2007

what goes around comes around in Iraq



I noted recently that Bush National Intelligence Agency Chief (and now Assistant Secretary of State nominee) John Negroponte was present in the 1972 meeting at which Henry Kissinger told Chinese prime minister Chou that the US would accept a communist government in Vietnam.

Now in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof cites Bob Edgar recalling that as a young congressman in April 1975, he encountered a presidential call for a surge of troops similar to the one set in motion by President Bush. On that occasion of course it was President Gerald Ford calling for more U.S. forces to stabilize Saigon.

In that context, Kristof writes, a White House photo capture Ford conferring with two of the architects of that request: senior Ford administration officials Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney.

And so what goes around comes around.

2 comments:

Flibbityflu said...

what a deep, dark rabbit hole...

jim hancock said...

ain't it the truth . . .