President Quotes Pundit, Pundit Agrees

William Shawcross begins an op-ed in The Australian thusly:

NOT everybody would regard it as a badge of honour to be cited favourably by President George W. Bush in a speech about Iraq, but I was pleased it happened to me last week when he warned that the consequences of leaving Iraq precipitously could be a bloodbath even worse than happened in Indochina after the American defeat in 1975. Alas, I think he is right.

One would think, no?

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Comments

  1. Rick DeMent says:

    consequences of leaving Iraq precipitously could be a bloodbath even worse than happened in Indochina after the American defeat in 1975.

    Well yeah, it could. Then again maybe not.