President Bush Links War in Iraq to Vietnam President Bush reached for historical precedents in his defense of the war in Iraq during a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He likened the war in Iraq to past conflicts in Japan, Korea and Vietnam – saying that ideology was at the core of them all.
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President Bush Links War in Iraq to Vietnam

President Bush Links War in Iraq to Vietnam

Hear Jeffrey Record, professor of strategy at the U.S. Air Force's Air War College

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President Bush reached for historical precedents in his defense of the war in Iraq during a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He likened the war in Iraq, a fight against extremism, to past conflicts in Japan, Korea and Vietnam – saying at the core of them all is ideology. Jeffrey Record, professor of strategy at the U.S. Air Force's Air War College, speaks with John Ydstie.