(Via The Square Circuit...)
Well, further to my earlier entry about the "Salvador Option", it turns out that just a couple of days thereafter Donald Rumsfeld did indeed compare Iraq to Salvador.
Setting everything else aside, I can't but believe that such comparisons will backfire. Comparing Iraq to Salvador in the 1980s can only further taint rather than boost the public image of the Iraqi regime now in (rather tenuous) power. Especially given what is commonly accepted about massacres and death squads in the Salvadoran civil war.