The Philadelphia Jewish Voice interviews Duncan Hunter
The PJV has a Q&A with Duncan Hunter here. Here is one question.
PJV: Moving on to more current events, you fought in Vietnam and your son fought in Iraq [and is now in Afghanistan] --- given that close connection to both --- do you see any parallels between the two conflicts, these are things we can learn from or things we can be avoiding?
DH: I think that the liberal Democrats have looked desperately for the next Vietnam for the last 30 years. As I reminded [MSNBC talk show host] Chris Matthews the other night, he was [Speaker of the House] Tip O’Neill’s aide when Tip said that El Salvador would be our next Vietnam.
And the answer is no, there is not a similarity between them, between Vietnam and Iraq. There may be only one similarity and that would be that Vietnam was lost in Washington, D.C., not on the battlefields of Vietnam. So there is not a similarity in the battlefield, but there may be a similarity in that the liberal politicians in Washington, D.C. have the capability of losing the war against terrorism.