Jul 20, 2007

Obama: What? Me Worry About Genocide?

According to an AP story, " Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn't a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there."

How soon we forget what happened the last time a Democrat Congress forced the U.S. to cut and run:

Defector Nguyen Cong Hoan stated that 50,000-100,000 people were massacred by the communists. Political prisoner Doan Van Toai and communist official Nguyen Tuong Lai reported that 200,000 Viet Cong deserters were targeted for execution. An estimated 165,000 dissidents and POWs died in concentration camps. Mass expulsions led to the drowning of 200,000-250,000 boat people, according to UN figures.( Human Events, August 27, 1977 (Nguyen Cong Hoan); Al Santoli, ed., To Bear Any Burden (Indiana University Press, 1999), pp272, 292-3 (Doan Van Toai, Nguyen Tuong Lai); Orange County Register, April 29, 2001 (concentration camps); San Diego Union, July 20, 1986 (boat people).

In Cambodia,The Khmer Rouge killed more than 1.8 million civilians during 1975-9.(Marek Sliwinski, Le Génocide Khmer Rouge: Une Analyse Démographique (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1995), pp41-8, 57.)

Even Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan acknowledged 2 million deaths.(Interview, Time, March 10, 1980.)

At least 30,000 very young children died as a direct result of the Khmer Rouge evacuation of Phnom Penh.[22] In total, at least 870,000 men, women and children from Phnom Penh died under the Khmer Rouge dictatorship.(
Marek Sliwinski, Le Génocide Khmer Rouge: Une Analyse Démographique (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1995), p57.)

1 comment:

Mr. Viddy said...

Obama is still young, politically. Of course he will have naive views or make statements that don't spin well with the press but give him another term of office and in a few more years he may just be a force to be reckoned with.

I am neither endorsing or condemning any candidate, just making a statement.