Saturday, 25 August 2007

Vietnam

Country

Vee-Yet-Nahm

1. (pre-August 2007) South-East Asian nation with a chequered military history that is of no relevance whatever to any modern conflict.

See also Anti-Totalitarianism by Oliver Kamm, which notes that nothing of any interest to the Left occurred between the appeasement of Hitler in the 1930s and CND's coddling of Russian tyranny in the 1980s.

2. (Post-August 2007) - South-East Asian country in which millions were killed because the USA did not stay the course or commit sufficient resources to a war of attrition.

Unpleasant conflict halted by anti-war protesters and the Media, showing their immense thirst for appeasement and genocide.

3. (As of 26th August 2007) South-East Asian nation declared by Comrade Hitchens to be of no relevance whatever to any modern conflict.

"...as I ask myself not for the first time if Mr Bush suffers from some sort of political death wish, I quickly restate the reasons why he is wrong to join with his most venomous and ignorant critics in making this case (for Vietnam/Iraq comparisons).

1) Hitler.

2) Terrorists Are Bad.

3) The Lessons of History.

4) Eapons-way of Ass-may Estruction-day.

I cannot believe that an reasonable person could examine this evidence and maintain such lugubrious moral idiocy etc. ad nauseam..."

See also Useful Idiot, Pacifism, Victory.

1 comment:

D-Notice said...

That's the best summation of Hitchens' article I've seen