Vietnam could not be conquered or defeated - despite all military efforts.. Three years after Johnson's ultimate demonstration of power, Nixon used the final exit strategy. Vietnamiza-tion of the war was Vietnamization of coffins.
Brazil is the only South American military force with the real capacity to intervene in other countries, with air-transport divisions. And is the only Latin American country that has a strategic defense plan and advanced military nuclear potential. (Secret nuclear texts bombs in 1982 and 1984 as related).
The campaigning for the 2008 election is off to an early start and the Democrats in both Houses of Congress are using the Iraq War for political leverage to boaster early public support; however Democrats are deeply divided on troop withdrawal timetables, ranging from mid 2007 to various open-ended commitments to continue the war and occupation beyond 2008.
On the Israel-Palestine issue, unraveling the endless trail of red herrings that even permeates the dissent space precluding a just solution from being perceived by the ordinary peoples in the Western nations, and thus postponing the harbinger of justice to the suffering peoples on the ground. Written in reference to the article by Israeli Peace Activist Uri Avnery on MediaMonitors on Feb 16, 2007, as well as President Carter's book Palestine, Peace not Apartheid - an infinite trail of red herrings or "practicality"?