America Abroad: Woodrow Wilson in the Gulf

Woodrow Wilson in the Gulf

George Bush has vowed that the gulf crisis would not be "another Vietnam," but in a way it already is. Everywhere you look, they're back: the hawks, the doves, the generals and Administration officials on the defensive, the clergymen and professors, the has-beens and wannabes on the offensive. Even the slogans echo across the years. ALL WE ARE SAYING, read a sign in front of the White House last week, IS GIVE SANCTIONS A CHANCE.

It's not just the cast and the sound track that are so familiar. Once again, the U.S. is trying to reconcile two qualities that lend themselves...

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