Sunday, August 26, 2007

An Accurate History Lesson

As Jim and I discussed on yesterday's radio show, President Bush needs to continue to give speeches like he did to the VFW a few days ago. The surge is working, and he needs to shout it from the mountaintops. Even liberals are being forced to admit it, albeit with as many caveats as they can throw in.

William Kristol has a great column over at NRO regarding the TRUE history lesson Bush gave in his speech.

Like a pig in muck, the left loves to wallow in Vietnam. But only in their "Vietnam." Not in the real Vietnam War.

Not in the Vietnam war of 1963-68, the disastrous years where policy was shaped by the best and brightest of American liberalism. Not in the Vietnam war of 1969-73, when Richard Nixon and General Creighton Abrams managed to adjust our strategy, defeat the enemy, and draw down American troops all at once--an achievement affirmed and rewarded by the American electorate in November 1972. Not in the Vietnam of early 1975, when the Democratic Congress insisted on cutting off assistance to our allies in South Vietnam and Cambodia, thereby inviting the armies of the North and the Khmer Rouge to attack. And not in the defeats of April 1975.

That's not exactly how the Left tells it, is it? Never let it be said that they let the truth get in their way. There are people in Congress now who had a hand in the Vietnam debacle, and for some reason only they can figure out in their black hearts, they are determined to lead the United States down the road of defeat again. I've said it before and I'll say it again, thank God for Bush and his resolve regarding this war. He gets it, and he needs to continue to get the word out.