Baghdad is not Saigon. Yet analogies to Vietnam pervade discussions about the U.S. role in Iraq. So how useful are these comparisons? Kojo explores the use- and misuse- of history and analogies to describe today’s crisis in Iraq.

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  • Stephen Biddle Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
  • David Greenberg Assistant Professor, Journalism, Media Studies and History, Rutgers University; "History Lesson" writer, Slate.com

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