Temporarily, to be sure.
The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the government in Baghdad slow the nation’s rampant Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Monday.
While President Barack Obama has explicitly ruled out putting U.S. troops into direct combat in Iraq, the plan under consideration suggests he would be willing to send Americans into a collapsing security situation for training and other purposes.
Mind you, sending advisers and trainers is not something that I am against doing. Then again, I was against pulling out our troops in Iraq in the first place, largely because it was far too early to leave and I figured that we’d just have to go back. Which is what is appearing to be happening, here. And if you think that I’m going to pass up this opportunity to remind the least-historically ignorant of the Left about their own misty-hued past via noting the parallels between this situation and the one in South Vietnam… well, I’m not. This is how it starts, ye Democrats. Have fun kicking yet another one of your principles in the testicles a few times.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: You can, I suppose, make the argument that the Democrats will actually fight tooth and nail any reintroduction of American troops in Iraq. That argument reminds me of a Dorothy Parker poem:
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.