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Gordon Smith- "We must win."

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., and Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore. comment on the current situation in Iraq.
Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., the Senate's senior member and a fierce critic of the war, said he heard "echoes of Vietnam" in the talk of increasing U.S. forces.

In response, Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., paraphrased Ho Chi Minh, noting that the North Vietnamese leader said the Vietnam War was won by dividing the American public, not on the battlefield.

"We must win," Smith said. "We must not have the will of the American people broken by the naysayers."
nice 09.Apr.2004 14:48

yak

smith's comments are very typical of politicians - blame the faults of the government on the suspicions of the people. pretty much the 911 commission in a nutshell too.

win what 09.Apr.2004 14:57

intel failure

What exactly are we trying to win?

Thanks 09.Apr.2004 15:09

bounce you boobies

It's good to keep informed about what a naive big moneyed prick we have in the Senate. I guess he dreams of some kind of obedient robots with no consciences or visions for a better planet for the communities of the world to live on to be his constituents. We should unite to win the war because WHY? There is no winning this war. We might be able to stop the death and destruction if a few people wake up. I hear Smith took a pretty heavy blow to his head when he was young and hasn't been quite with it since. Only hate radio helps him with his talking points and keeps him on a winning streak with his faction. Ho chi minh. Good one gordy!

the war is winding down for sure 09.Apr.2004 15:53

a proud naysayer

when you start hearing rhetoric like Smith is vomiting. The craziest comments I've heard thusfar is
from this Gen. Whozidinger that KGW uses as their local "expert" who claims the devolving situation in
Iraq just proves that the government will have to reinstitute the draft. What a laugh? How is getting
conscripts drafted now going to turn that situation around? It won't, and for these military clowns to
think so, is to show how flawed their "thinking" really is. Let 'em bring back the draft, for they'll
have to learn all over again the lessons they failed to learn during the Vietnam War.