Tuesday, February 1, 2005

What the Lefties Want

The liberal blog Daily Kos published yesterday, without comment, a reprint of a New York Times story from 4 September 1967 stating that U.S. officials were “surprised and heartened” at the size of voter turnout in the Republic of Vietnam’s presidential elections on 2 September 1967. (Hat tip: National Review Online). According to the Times article: “…83 per cent of the 5.85 million registered voters cast their ballots yesterday. Many of them risked reprisals threatened by the Vietcong.”

The shamelessness and absolute blindness to morality or truth on the part of Lefties is just staggering. Daily Kos's point in running this article is clearly that Sunday’s elections in Iraq are futile, and a fools errand, and that the United States would be wise to lose no time in abandoning the Iraqis to beheadings, bombings, rape-rooms and the entire parade of horribles that awaits in the event of a return of the Baath regime.

After all, this is exactly what the Left forced on us in Vietnam in 1975. By making common cause with America’s enemies, by doing all they could to sabotage support for the war and encourage the North Vietnamese, the Left ensured the sacrifices of our soldiers were in vain. Mr. Kerry, Jane Fonda and all their friends libeled our soldiers as criminals, and gleefully helped sell millions of South Vietnamese into slavery.

While Hanoi Jane, Ted Kennedy and all their disgusting pals here in America who marched on campuses with the Vietcong flags and burned ours got on with their lives, what happened to those people in that Times article ? You remember, the “…83 per cent of the 5.85 million registered voters. . .” who “risked reprisals threatened by the Vietcong” ? Well, courtesy of the American Left, these people, their families, their kids, got their Vietcong reprisals, ending up as boat people, dead, or in concentration camps. And these people who went out and marched against the war are proud of this -- proud they strangled our war effort; proud they denigrated our soldiers; proud they snuffed out an American ally trying to survive; proud they condemned millions to squalid deaths in ditches or in leaky boats, or to rot in prison camps.

This is the same fate to which the Left in this country wishes to consign millions of Iraqis, and Afghans, for that matter. And they’re insufferably proud of it. They preen at chi-chi cocktail parties with their liberal friends and congratulate themselves on their perceived moral superiority. It feels so good to be Concerned and against war, and fashionably in favor of a position which conveniently keeps precious Lefty fundaments safe from any possibility of harm. Meanwhile, the Lefties dodge all responsibility for the oceans of blood in faraway countries of which they know nothing. Far from being morally superior, they're actually lower than the Baathist terrorists, and their spirtual cousins, the Vietcong, both groups being at least less hypocritical about their own barbarousness.

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