May 29 2006
Mark Coffey has a post on the despicable actions of Kissenger and Nixon who, apparently, said they could allow communist take over of Vietnam if we could get our troops out.Â After all those deaths what those people died for was ‘expediency’:
This latest revelation only adds to a body of evidence that begins with the overtures made by the Nixon campaign during the 1968 election, when the South Vietnamese were assured they would get a better shake under the Republicans, and promptly withdrew from the Paris Peace Talks in a self-fulfulling policy of failure.
More than the â€˜two-bit burglaryâ€™ of Watergate, and its subsequent revelations of constitutional abuses in the name of paranoia, the most shameful legacy of the Nixon Administration is the thousands of additional names that were added to the Vietnam Memorial in an effort to get right back where we started in 1968.
As Mark points out, the Bush doctrine in Iraq is one of optimistic idealism.Â The opposite of Nixon’s pessimistic cynicism.Â What is identical to Nixon’s cynicism is the left’s 3 year long call for retreat.Â It is a strange world when liberals follow the Nixon examples.