Friday, June 20, 2014

I woke up and read this...

...on the front page of the Times today (my emphasis):

President Obama said Thursday that he would deploy up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help its struggling security forces fend off a wave of Sunni militants who have overrun large parts of the country, edging the United States back into a conflict that Mr. Obama once thought he had left behind.

And I couldn't help comparing it to this:

In May, 1961, President Kennedy sent 400 American Green Beret 'Special Advisors' to South Vietnam to train South Vietnamese soldiers in methods of 'counter-insurgency' in the fight against Viet Cong guerrillas.

Eerie, isn't it?

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