Professor Froward's Slough of Despond

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Oh, look — a Vietnam analogy!

In Vietnam, didn't the US rely on body counts as an indicator of success largely because we couldn't find much else that made us look like we were winning?

That's not to say that the NY Times et al. are necessarily flogging body counts of our own guys for exactly the same reason, but I do think some people on the left have an exaggerated faith in those numbers as proof that their guys are winning.