Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, wants the USA to withdraw from Iraq:
“I’ve seen this before in my life. This is the same situation we had in Vietnam. Everybody then kept saying, ‘just another year, just stay the course, we’ll have a victory.’ Well, we didn’t have a victory, and this policy cost the lives of an additional 25,000 troops because we were too stubborn to recognize what was happening.”
In 1975 the US Congress cut off military aid to South Vietnam, which was soon overwhelmed and conquered by the North Vietnamese army. Communist forces rolled through Cambodia and Laos. The communists killed millions of people. Is this scenario — our abandonment of an ally followed by mass-murder and tyranny — also one that Dean wishes to avoid? It would be nice if someone asked him.