Unable To Fight On Two Fronts
I'm a bit surprised that the news that the U.S. is sending troops to the Philippines to actively fight the Abu Sayyaf guerillas is not getting more play. After all this situation seems to fight right in with one of standard lines of opposition to military intervention; ______ (fill in the blank with appropriate country) is going to be another Vietnam.
Our recent military involvment in the Philippines started with U.S. forces serving as advisors to the Filipino troops. Now the U.S. troops will likely be engaging in combat operations against the Abu Sayyaf. In jungles. In South East Asia. My God for the anti-war left the parallels should be glaringly obvious.
You don't suppose they're too "distracted" by events in Iraq do you?