… with their references to Vietnam as it relates to Iraq (sigh):
However spurious any analogy between the two wars themselves may be, you can tell that the administration itself now fears that Iraq is becoming a Vietnam by the way it has started to fear TV news. When an ABC News reporter, Jeffrey Kofman, did the most stinging major network report on unhappiness among American troops last summer, Matt Drudge announced on his Web site that Mr. Kofman was gay and, more scandalously, a Canadian — information he said had been provided to him by a White House staffer. This month, as bad news from Iraq proliferated, Mr. Bush pulled the old Nixon stunt of trying to “go over the heads of the filter and speak directly to the people” about the light at the end of the tunnel. In this case, “the people” meant the anchors of regional TV companies like Tribune Broadcasting, Belo and Hearst-Argyle.