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Opening Arguments

After the fall

Lordy, how time flies:

DEPENDING on which side you were on, Saigon either fell on April 30, 1975, or it was liberated. Inside Vietnam, the day is marked as Liberation Day — but outside, among the Vietnamese refugees, it is called Deep Resentment Day. (The resentment is not just over losing a war, but also a country.)

All those lives wasted, pledged to a promise we had no intention of keeping. "Deep resentment" hardly covers it.


Fri, 04/30/2010 - 11:50am

I don't mean to make this partisan - after all, the primary villian in Vietnam was Lyndon Johnson - but you'd think George W. Bush, who had enough sense to dodge the draft, would have remembered that quagmire before invading Iraq based on what he had to know were lies.
I'm still waiting on Obama to keep his promise to get us out of there. It would not only save lives, but it would be a big step toward decreasing our budget deficit. Wars are expensive.

tim zank
Fri, 04/30/2010 - 1:45pm

littlejohn Says:

April 30th, 2010 at 12:50 pm
I don

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 4:00pm

By pointing out the Lyndon Johnson, a liberal Democrat, was responsible for the escalation in Vietnam, I made it bipartisan. If you can't understand that, then I can't explain further.