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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hanoi agrees with Ron Paul

Ron Paul has routinely used the US experience in Vietnam as an example of how ending intervention in a sovereign nation's affairs led to far better results than the intervention itself.

As Paul contends, withdraw from Vietnam while bruising to the national ego, led ultimately to a unified country that today is a trading partner and an attractive potential economy for private investors. Our leaving did not lead to the "falling domino" theory that had communism overtaking the world as some warned.

Occasionally critics will point to the killing fields of Cambodia following the US withdraw suggesting that our leaving was the direct cause and implying therefore that we should not have left.

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