Napoleon is said to have observed that “history is a set of lies agreed upon.” There is no better example of this than in how modern-day pundits have rewritten the history of the Vietnam War.This is one reason why, though I understand the anger of the
..by March 1972, when the North Vietnamese launched a conventional assault dubbed the Easter Offensive. With American air support, the South Vietnamese Army was able to hold on to every one of 44 provincial capitals except Quang Tri, which was later retaken. … but in 1975, the post-Watergate Democratic majority in the Senate (61 to 37) and House (291 to 144) voted to cut off all aid to South Vietnam, despite the fact that the 1973 Paris Peace Accords called specifically for “unlimited military replacement aid” for South Vietnam.
This time there would be no American sir support or aide. It was congressional Democrats and their allies in the media, … who ensured South Vietnam’s defeat and ushered in an era of mass carnage, boat people and re-education camps that resulted in more deaths after the war than during it.
After Saigon’s “liberation” the summary executions of tens of thousands of South Vietnamese began. Hundreds of thousands more were forced into re-education camps as 1 million boat people fled on anything that would float, with countless thousands perishing in the South China Sea. And let us not forget the killing fields of Cambodia, where 3 million were slaughtered.
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