In the seventies, after the Americans had pulled out of Vietnam, the South was still doing okay. Fragile, but okay.
Then the US Congress pulled all its supporting funding.
Only then did we see the helicopter evacuation of Saigon, the millions in the killing fields, the deaths of the boat people in exodus, the “reeducation” camps, the privation and misery and utter waste of everything the American vet had fought to support.
Whatever side of the war one was on, this much is true: Many, many, many more people died, and died hard, after this capricious removal of support after promising it. (Me, I was on the “where’s my dad and could I have some juice and my toy bunny” side.)
Apparently Murtha forgot this little factoid. Since, you know, he was there at the time and would have been a special kind of dead to not have been frustrated by the waste. Extra Murtha classy points for doing this with the Prez out of country, and arranging for lots of press coverage–nice of you to be so loud about your lack of spine, there, mister.
Greyhawk writes well about it. Point Five at least can laugh about it. Malkin notes that he said the same thing last year, just with less of a Media Opportunity. Lots of links, lots of people commenting.
Me, I’m too annoyed at Murtha. Thanks, buddy.
Semper frickin’ Fi.
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