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North: Presidents and Promises
Creators Syndicate ^ | February 15, 2013 | Oliver North

Posted on 02/14/2013 7:52:08 PM PST by jazusamo

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — On Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, a capacity crowd filled a replica of the White House East Room for a presentation at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. After that, they stood in line to buy autographed copies of my latest New York Times best-seller, "Heroes Proved." All of them heard: "Lyndon Johnson sent my brother and me to war in Vietnam. In his first address to our nation as president, Richard Nixon promised to bring us home. We're alive today because he kept his word."

After the event, I listened to a rerun of our current president's addressing the nation. The contrasts between the two men's words — and their consequences — could not be more dramatic.

Instead of ordering a precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Republic of Vietnam, Nixon initiated a new relationship with America's imperfect ally in Saigon. Despite Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress and blatant hostility in the media, he sought and received backing for a gradual drawdown of U.S. combat forces — and an accelerated program of recruiting, equipping and training for South Vietnam's military and security services.

By the spring of 1972, Nixon's "Vietnamization" plan was well under way, and our remaining combat units were ordered home, leaving a cadre of U.S. advisers embedded with South Vietnamese units. The effectiveness of this program so alarmed the communist dictatorship in Hanoi that Ho Chi Minh ordered the North Vietnamese army to launch a full-scale "Easter Offensive" across the demilitarized zone. The invasion might well have succeeded but for brave American and allied advisers on the ground — and Nixon's decision to deliver massive amounts of U.S. air and naval support.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; obama; olivernorth

1 posted on 02/14/2013 7:52:18 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: 2rightsleftcoast; abner; ACAC; advertising guy; amom; AnalogReigns; Anoreth; Arkinsaw; ...
OLIVER NORTH PING!

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2 posted on 02/14/2013 7:54:16 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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Thanks for the Ping jaz. Good one again.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 8:03:06 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo
Another insightful essay from the Colonel! As an aside, he was in-country at the same time I was - in 3rd Mardiv. Must have been near or over the DMZ.

Sadly, the assemblage of cretins that elected this anti-American Marxist twice have no idea what danger our Beloved Nation faces after we cut tail and run from the Middle East.

You might as well invite the Islamists to take over, because that's what's going to happen if we (editorial use of "we") don't awaken from our torpor. We're talking about the end of Freedom, the end of our way of life, and the end of what, in my youth, was known as Western Civilization.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

4 posted on 02/14/2013 8:53:40 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Well said my FRiend.

You’re both patriots and have put all on the line for our country.

The current CinC is not fit to command a Boy Scout Troop little lone our US Military. I pray we survive his tenure.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 9:04:46 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Amen, Brother! I fear greatly not only for the life my children will face but for what will happen soon - I still have a few years left. Thank the Lord my parents didn't live to see what has come to pass - they both grew up in the Depression and WWII and faced enough adversity for anyone.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 02/14/2013 9:11:00 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: jazusamo

Poor President Nixon. His demonization by the left is complete. No one but Ollie
ever mentions his great accomplishments rather than his very human failures.

At least he never picked his nose or had flies all over his face on camera.

Thank you for the ping.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 8:22:10 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Well said, I agree, TOL. And you’re most welcome.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 8:31:22 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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