Ever Hear of Vietnam?

Couple of quick comments to this article about a speech given by Ted Sorensen (registration required):
1. Most importantly, why is it newsworthy? Does the Times provide equal coverage to speeches in favor of the war that are given by former Eisenhower speechwriters?
2. He conveniently forgets Vietnam. I suppose that was LBJ’s fault, or better yet, Nixon’s?
3. He states, “He added, “It will be the law of the jungle in which every warlord has his own weapons of mass destruction, and the first or biggest bomb wins.” But, wasn’t part of the reason we went to war with Iraq to avoid this?