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George McGovern: A Conservative's Appreciation

pascagoulapappy Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 8:43 AM
Let's be clear, Cal. Do you mean that after we sold out Saigon the Reds did NOT overrun Laos and Cambodia? If they did, then it seems that the so-called "domino theory" was vindicated, though at a horrendous cost in human misery. I know George McGovern was a nice man, but I can't help but agree with Gerald Ford, who said after the Congress voted to end support for South Vietnam, that the resulting tide of blood would be on their hands. For me those hands would include those of a gentlemanly history professor from a prairie state.
Doug3370 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 11:12 AM
The point of "domino theory" is that it's more than just a handful of insignificant nationlets nearby that goes down. Had Thailand and Burma and Malaysia and Indonesia gone Communist in the wake of the NVA victory, that would have been a vindication of the domino theory.
Former South Dakota Democratic Senator George McGovern, who died Sunday, had all manner of evil said about him because of his opposition to the Vietnam War. He was called unpatriotic, disloyal, an appeaser and an enabler of communism. Those were the printable slanders.

Many conservatives at the time believed in the "domino theory," that if South Vietnam fell to the communists, all Asia would follow. That proved untrue. McGovern was eventually vindicated in many minds about America's involvement in Vietnam.

I will remember him for something other than his politics. George McGovern was a friend.

After his Senate...