If Vice President Cheney had accompanied President Bush on his APEC tour…
U.S. President George W. Bush said Friday the United States' unsuccessful war in Vietnam three decades ago offered lessons for the American-led struggle in Iraq.
"We'll succeed unless we quit," Bush said shortly after arriving in this one-time war capital.
“No way to quit if you didn't go in the first place,” Vice President Dick Cheney chimed in.
“I certainly would have stayed away from your platoon, Dick, heh, heh.”
"My first reaction is history has a long march and societies change and relationships can constantly be altered to the good," Bush said.
“But imagine if we hadn’t quit,” added Bush, as his Vietnamese minders winced.
In case anyone missed it, here are the real quotes. I was tempted to do a Pelosi, just to maintain political balance, but I couldn’t find a funny angle. Besides, it’s too early.
First, Jack Palance; now, Milton Friedman. Makes a guy feel old.