Saturday, February 24, 2007


Who Lost Cambodia? --
Matthew Yglesias takes on one of my pet topics, the right-wing canard that liberals lost Cambodia to the Khmer Rouge (a sub-argument of "liberals lost Vietnam"). People tend to ignore that the U.S. bombing campaign helped destabilize Cambodia and smooth Pol Pot's rise to power and they tend to forget that the Vietnamese are the ones who kicked out the Khmer Rouge, leading to a war with China which harmed Vietnam's infrastructure.
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