The betrayal of Vietnam

A New York Sun Editorial Timeline of Defeat (May 24, 2007) reviews the betrayal of the South Vietnamese.

What was it about the Communists that the Democrats wanted to give them Indochina, a region with as many persons as Eastern Europe? And what is it about our Islamist enemies that makes the Democrats so determined to abandon a free Iraq? The tragedy of Vietnam taught that this is the question that needs to be asked and answered and that a default will haunt the politicians now in power for generations, as their own children and the children of our GIs demand to know their motives.

“The question needs to be asked and answered.” The behavior does not need to be rationalized and the questioner trivialized. It is a serious question and needs, demands, a serious and intellectually honest answer that fully accounts for history and consequences.

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