August 21, 2007

countdown-eaton-bushnam.jpg On Tuesday's "Countdown" retired Major General Paul Eaton gave his view on the Viet Nam comparisons made by President Bush in his speech today. Needless to say, he was not impressed and slammed Bush, comparing his failures in Iraq to those made during the Viet Nam conflict and his misunderstanding of the basic facts. Maj. General Eaton has long been a critic of the president and the Republican party for the devastating damage they've done to our military.

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Stewart: "...As a veteran, what did you think when you heard the president was going to go down this road, giving this speech to this audience. Aren't there other issues out there he might have addressed?"

Eaton: "My father's name is engraved on the Viet Nam War Memorial. Killed in action after - missing in action for 38 years. I thought it was a bad idea to start going down this uh - this slink to Viet Nam during this speech. It was - it did not serve the country well, it does not serve the American fighting man and woman in Iraq well, and it certainly doesn't serve the veterans well."

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