Friday, April 16, 2004

Great minds think alike? 

...or the birth of a new cliche?

"Iraq more like Lebanon than Vietnam" - from an "Age" subeditor Maher Mughrabi in today's edition.

"Iraq is not Vietnam so much as Lebanon" - from the "Australian Financial Review" 's man in Washington Tony Walker in today's edition (not available online for free).

But it seems that while the Western commentators have been wasting their time with their favourite Vietnam comparison, other observers already went for Lebanon in the middle of last year.

Let's start a competition about which past conflict-quagmire will Iraq be compared to next - if you have any suggestions, or better still, some links, pass it on.


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