Monday, October 10, 2011
I think we agree Vietnam was a "quagmire"
So if Vietnam was a quagmire (defined: (figuratively) A perilous, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless tangle; a predicament as in "The paperwork got lost in a quagmire of bureaucracy" or "Those election results are a quagmire for any coalition except one of national union.") then what do you call a war we've been in for now just over 10 years--the longest in the nation's history? Surely, that's a "quagmire." Thankfully, we haven't lost the 50+ thousand troops we did in Southeast Asia but there is no way out yet and no way to "win" this mess. At what point do we learn, get wise and get out? Link: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/afghanistan/index.html