The View From 1776

New York Times Rewrites History

As someone said of the Soviet Union, we know what to expect of the future; it’s the past that keeps changing.

Maggie’s Farm links to Jules Crittendon’s Forward Movement website, where Mr. Crittendon outlines the horrendous aftermath of our pullout from Vietnam, which the Times characterizes as “few negative repercussions for the United States and its allies.?

To paraphrase George Santayana, those who don’t know the past are condemned to relive it.  The Times, emotionally conditioned by its adulation of all things socialist, emulates the Soviet technique of erasing all traces of people or past events that contradict the party line. 

Times’s editors probably will be genuinely astonished at the nasty consequences of the Iraq pullout urged by liberal Republicans and Democrats.  They are, first and foremost, focused upon destroying George W. Bush and winning the 2008 election, at any cost.  In addition, theirs is a fairy tale world in which foreign policy problems cease to exist if we just act in a friendly manner toward our enemies, engaging them in diplomatic discussions under the auspices of the UN.