The last American combat soldiers leave South Vietnam, though military advisors and Marines, who are protecting U.S. installations, remain. For the United States, the war is officially over."
1973. Saigon didn't fall until two years later - 1975, AND THAT'S TODAY'S ANNIVERSARY! And Saigon and South Vietnam ONLY fell because the Democras in Congress pulled the plug on financing the South Vietnamese, so they could not withstand the invasion by the North Vietnamese communists - an invasion in direct violation of the Paris Peace Accords.
Obama and the Democrat doves in Congress basically did the same thing to Iraq and Afghanistan.
3 MILLION Vietnamese died in the war - and not long after they violated the Paris Peace Accord and invaded, the North Vietnamese communists were BEGGING for foreign capitalists to invest - an investment they could have had starting in 1965 - with NO WAR!
EVERY SINGLE VIETNAMESE LIFE LOST WAS A RESULT OF THE COMMUNISTS.
All of Vietnam could have been another South Korea starting in 1965 if it were not for the communists of the north.
Instead, because of the communists, they had to lose 3,000,000 lives and wait 20 years for that investment.
Here is what Saigon/"Ho Chi Minh City" looks like today:
CAPITALISM made this city what it is today.
It is a crime that the city is named for the man who - more than anyone else - cost the Vietnamese 3,000,000 lives and squandered decades of development because of his idiotic attachment to a worthless, and failing ideology.
And today, most people don't realize it. They think we lost the war. We didn't lose; the liberal democrats gave the South to the communists. Millions fled; hundreds of thousnads died fleeing. Hundeeds od thousnads whonstayed were put in camps.
What the liberals did in 1975 was immoral and shameful.