Iraq Analogies: It's Vietnam. It's Lebanon. It's Algeria. It's ...

This page lists articles featured on HNN that employ analogies to advance an argument concerning the situation in Iraq. Entries are listed in reverse chronological order. Click here to read HNN blogger Tim Burke's Rules for Historical Analogies.

"I spent two years in Vietnam, and I've seen this movie before."--Retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni

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David Gwilliam - 10/11/2007

To simplify a complex topic. During the Napoleonic Wars the French imposed Joseph Bonaparte as King of Spain. He was one of the few Spanish kings who tried to rule for the benefit of the people. However, at the time the Spanish hated him and preferred the worthless Ferdinand VII. I oversimplify but there is a lesson. However, good your aims people do not like to have governments imposed by foreigners.


David Gwilliam - 10/11/2007

To simplify a complex topic. During the Napoleonic Wars the French imposed Joseph Bonaparte as King of Spain. He was one of the few Spanish kings who tried to rule for the benefit of the people. However, at the time the Spanish hated him and preferred the worthless Ferdinand VII. I oversimplify but there is a lesson. However, good your aims people do not like to have governments imposed by foreigners.

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