MONTEBELLO, Canada (AFP) – US President George W. Bush in a speech on Wednesday will warn that a US withdrawal from Iraq could produce a catastrophe similar to what occurred in Southeast Asia after US forces left Vietnam.
According to excerpts from Bush’s address released in advance on Tuesday, the US president was to charge that an early exit from Iraq would “pull the rug out” from under US troops just as their efforts are paying off.
Bush’s speech ties anti-war forces in the Vietnam era to the hundreds of thousands of people killed in the aftermath of the US pull-out….
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An American flag hangs on the ceiling as US soldiers set off on an air assault on board a Chinook helicopter as part of Operation Marne Husky, along the Tigris river.