Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President (from the archives)

By Ray McGovern, March 28, 2009 (from the archives)

As President Trump faces strong opposition from generals, war profiteers, “mainstream media,” and — not least — Israel to pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, here’s a look back to a similar fix another president had gotten himself into — and how he lacked the courage to act as if he were the actual commander in chief.