Legislator Sees Echoes of Vietnam in Afghan War

Sheryl Gay Stolberg. New York Times, 12 December 2009.


“It is stunning,” he remembers telling Mr. Obama, “to listen to Johnson talk to Dick Russell, the conservative old wise head in the Senate from Georgia — it is terrible, gut-wrenching to listen to them both say, ‘Well, we know this is damn near a fool’s errand, but we don’t have any choice.’ ”

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