Timeline of defeat

I passed the pop quiz in the New York Sun editorial “Timeline of defeat,” only because a guilty conscience has heightened my memory of the 1974-75 era. It’s the editorial of the week, concluding as follows:

What was it about the Communists that the Democrats wanted to give them Indochina, a region with as many persons as Eastern Europe? And what is it about our Islamist enemies that makes the Democrats so determined to abandon a free Iraq? The tragedy of Vietnam taught that this is the question that needs to be asked and answered and that a default will haunt the politicians now in power for generations, as their own children and the children of our GIs demand to know their motives.

I touched on the issues raised by the Sun editorial in “An uncivil war?”
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