Glenn Greenwald points out a extraordinary piece by Bill Moyers on the challenge President Johnson faced when deciding what action to take in Vietnam in 1963/4.
The parallels to President Obama's pending announcement on the future direction of the Afghan war are eerie and distressingly similar.
It's worth reading the transcript of Moyers show. Or watch it.
Greenwald's post also discusses some of the disappointing trends Obama continues to follow.
Very disappointing indeed.
Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires
With the Afghan war, as before in Vietnam, it is a lose-lose situation.