Rewriting History--Lib Style, Of Course

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    New Thesis on Vietnam Aimed at 2008 Election
    By Seth Gitell, Political Mavens
    February 1, 2007

    A new thesis about the end of the Vietnam war is making the rounds in the context of the debate over Iraq. It holds that President Nixon and Henry Kissinger — not the Democratic Congress and public opinion — were chiefly culpable in America’s betrayal of South Vietnam.

    The managing editor of Foreign Affairs, Gideon Rose, is the most vocal proponent of this revision of history. According to Mr. Rose’s writing in Slate, “the settlement the Nixon administration negotiated left the South vulnerable to future attacks.” More recently, writing for the New Republic Online, Rick Perlstein stated, “there is a popular fantasy that liberals in Congress, somehow, at least metaphorically, abandoned American troops in Vietnam.”

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