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February 20, 2007
Senator Chucklehead Confesses to Vietnam Nostalgia
Posted by Dave Blount at February 20, 2007 2:33 PM
It will come as no surprise that liberals have been trying to relive their glory days of the Flower Child era, when they used their control of the media to lay low the mighty USA in Southeast Asia. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) confirms that the Dems are still reading from the Vietnam playbook:
There will be resolution after resolution, amendment after amendment… just like in the days of Vietnam. The pressure will mount, the president will find he has no strategy, he will have to change his strategy and the vast majority of our troops will be taken out of harm's way and come home.
You have to wonder: why would even Democrats want a reprise of Vietnam?
By now no one expects liberals to wish America well, so I won't go into how the loss disgraced and discredited this country, how our proud soldiers were left having fought for an abandoned cause, or how it gave a leg up to our totalitarian enemies.
You might think liberals would have some sympathy for the people of Indochina, who after all aren't Caucasian. Our defeat and the Dems' subsequent pulling out of the economic rug from under South Vietnam resulted in the enslavement of the entire region. People took to the seas in anything that would float in a desperate attempt to escape from our Democrat Party's communist allies, resulting in deaths by the hundreds of thousands. Khmer Rouge communists in Cambodia were able to kill millions, reducing that country's population by 30%. But insulated from guilt by their godless, nihilistic ideology, liberals appear to feel no regrets over these cataclysmic developments, nor do they hesitate to reenact them in the Middle East. As their good old Uncle Joe would say:
One death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic.
James Taranto finds a more compelling reason Chuckles and his fellow Dems ought to hesitate to replay Vietnam:
It's hard to see any way in which Democrats benefited politically from becoming the anti-Vietnam party. In 1972 their antiwar nominee carried one state. They did well in 1974 and 1976, but more because of Watergate than Vietnam. And after the ineffectual leadership of Jimmy Carter, Democrats were not able to win the White House again until after the Soviet Union had disintegrated.
It is said that generals always fight the last war. Gen. Schumer is trying to fight this war using the same tactics that lost the last war for both the country and his party.
If there could possibly be a silver lining to fifth-columnists causing civilization to lose in Iraq, it's that the nature of the Democrat Party will become so obvious that supporting it will no longer be an option for any decent person — provided of course that a reasonably accurate depiction of events is able to make it through the media.