October 20, 2005

Historical note----Scooter Libby

This is sick time, when political prosecutions are being used by pygmy worms to circumvent their failures with the voters. One of the most bogus, the Plame Affair, is now in the news, and the name I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is much mentioned.

But Mr Libby has some interesting stories in his background, which don't ever seem to get mentioned. One especially.

After our forces had withdraw from Vietnam, the South Vietnamese held their own for several years against the North Vietnamese forces attempting to conquer them. Then in 1975, the vile animals controlling Congress (who, with grotesque irony, called themselves "Democrats") cut off the military aid the Vietnamese were depending on, and thus betrayed them to Communist conquest and tyranny, under which they suffer to this day.

There were still a handful of Americans in South Vietnam, and one of the last to leave was Scooter Libby.

And his final mind-boggling deed, was, utterly without any authorization or help or permission, to organize a fleet of rusty ships, and take 20,000 Vietnamese to the Philippines! They were mostly military personnel and their families; people who would have been doomed to execution, or to the hell of the "re-education camps."

Scooter Libby is a hero of freedom, and this amazing exploit was a tiny ray of light in one of the darkest and most evil hours of our history. For that we all owe him our deep gratitude. And if he has committed any crime ( I don't think he has) he deserves a pardon and a vote of thanks...[the story can be read in the book Rise Of The Vulcans, which I recommend]

Posted by John Weidner at October 20, 2005 06:38 PM
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I hadn't read that. God bless Mr Libby.

The process was called Vietnamization. It was Nixon's so-called 'secret plan' for getting us out of Viet Nam.

LBJ and MacNamara had miscalculated badly in burdening US forces with the primary role in defending South Viet Nam. Under Vietnamization, that role was to be returned to its rightful actors. The US military would train the South Vietnamese to fight for their own freedom. All they needed was military aid, to be approved by Congress. Democrats, as you point out, abandoned our allies in the field. A few heroes like Lewis Libby saved as many as they could.

If there is one way in which we are refighting the Viet Nam War, it is in the process of Iraqification. We are discovering day by day whether it might have worked thirty years ago, absent the perfidy of the Democratic Party.

Posted by: lyle at October 20, 2005 07:23 PM

Great work mentioning the fallot from our abandonment of the South Vietnamese. This was an incredibly shamefull act by our country. We encouraged them to fight, paid for it, and when domestic politics changed we threw them to the wolves.
Funny how the media doesn't report a lot about what goes in Vietnam these days, even thougfh it's a populous country and is in the grips of one of the most repressive regimes on the planet. Funny, too, that in the comparisons made by the media between Iraq and the Vietnam of thirty years ago the consequences of the US withdrawal of support for the South Vietnamese government are never mentioned.

Posted by: Terry at October 20, 2005 07:25 PM

Scooter a hero? LOL

I can't wait to see scooter and turdblossom frog marched out of the white house. Dick might even be an unindicted co-conspirator! how will you explain that away?

Posted by: joseph sandoval at October 25, 2005 06:25 PM

Sandoval:

I'll explain it this way. You are a jerk and a left wing loser.

Your team wouldn't know a hero if one hit you in the face.

r/ Bedrock Guy

Posted by: bedrock guy at October 29, 2005 12:34 PM

Well, let's see. Why don't we throw the book at Scooter, and sentence him to the maximum sentence. Then we'll go to the Philippines, and look for volunteers among the 20,000 people he saved, to serve his sentence for him.

I'm betting we'll get multiple volunteers.

Hero!

Posted by: mcg at October 29, 2005 05:00 PM

Well, Scooter can scoot his fat ass over to prison, and I'll be laughing MY ass off when it happens.

Posted by: Phil Appino at October 29, 2005 10:54 PM