Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cutting and Losing

A stark reminder today from the NY Post that reminds us a hasty exit from Iraq is not in the best interest of the country. Some giddy Democrats seem to want to relive their glory days from the Vietnam era, without addressing what happened when we left Southeast Asia.

Don't the Democrats ever think about the consequences of a premature abandonment of that mission?

Not just for the region - but for America, too?

Recall the nightmare that ensued after Washington ditched South Vietnam in the '70s: That stab-in-the-back plunged much of Southeast Asia into a sea of blood.

A rampaging Hanoi moved to expand its reach over the next few years, at the cost of countless innocents in South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Millions were rounded up, slaughtered, left to die or forced to flee.

Some 800,000 kids were orphaned.

That blood is on America's hands.

But never mind the nameless who were so cruelly sacrificed. Or the moral quagmire into which the nation sunk.

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