Repeat, dammit. We want a Vietnam abandonment again!

B. Preston notes that history is trying to repeat itself in an ugly way.

South Vietnam collapsed two years after the US pulled out its last troops, not because the South Vietnamese didn’t want freedom but because the Democrat-controlled Congress cut off aid and thereby starved the South’s ability to fight on without our help. Things obviously hadn’t been going well in Vietnam for years before, but the 1974 funding squeeze finally tipped the war irrevocably in the Communist North’s favor.

Sen. Pay Leahy wants to do the same thing to Iraq next year.

He also notes, in regards to the Plame/Wilson investigation

Libby indicted, resigns. Fwiw, Sen. Hillary Clinton (when she was First Lady) was found by Independent Council Robert Ray to have committed the same crime more than once in two separate scandals, yet never faced charges. Libby faces trial and the possibility of 30 years in jail. Former Clinton NSA Sandy Berger stole and destroyed classified documents, yet never spent a day in jail. It’s hard to take today’s events as reflecting the motions of blind justice.

There seems to be a pattern here. It is a pattern of ignoring consequences in order to demolish an opposition.

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