This post from Strategy Page seems to me to be good news. What it really tells me is that al-queda is losing the battle for hearts and minds, even among the Sunnis; they have succeeded in turning the sunnis against them--and it also looks to me like the US Military has genuinely learned the right lessons from Viet Nam and thus exorcised those particular demons. (Of course, an alternative explanation might be that much of that exorcism could have come from the retirement of almost all active duty military personnel who had Viet Nam experience.)
Now: if only the MSM, politicians, and chattering classes could retire we might even hear the end of the Viet Nam analogies.
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