Quayle and the Middle East

October 05, 1990|By -- Philadelphia Daily News

THERE WERE giants in those days -- Lincoln and Lee, for example -- but they had their pygmies, too.

Which brings us to J. Danforth Quayle.

You'd think the vice president of the United States, close to the seat of power, would have many deep insights to share with us.

That's why we should be interested in his observations about the crisis of the moment.

The man a heartbeat from the presidency explained [last] week that despite efforts by Iraqi boss Saddam Hussein to compare a possible conflict in the Mideast with the Vietnam War, the two cases are not similar.

Saudi Arabia and Iraq are mostly desert, Quayle pointed out, while Vietnam was mostly jungle.


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