A report from just a few months back in the Atlantic revealed there was a key player who helped create the circumstances of the 1975 fall of Saigon, where U.S. helicopter pilots frantically rushed to building tops to evacuate U.S. personnel and supporters who faced likely execution at the hands of the advancing North Vietnamese communists.
The report explained this one senator raised “strenuous objections” to the president’s request for money to help in the evacuation.
“I feel put upon in being presented an all-or-nothing number,” the senator said of plans to fund evacuation of both Americans and its allies.
“I will vote for any amount for getting the Americans out. I don’t want to mixed with getting the Vietnamese out,” he charged.
The senator, then in his 30s, later charged, “I do not believe the United States has an obligation, moral or otherwise, to evacuate foreign nationals” other than diplomats of third countries. “The United States has no obligation to evacuate one, or 100,001, South Vietnamese.”
That senator was Joe Biden.
A report at the RedState site said the comments and actions are significant now because of the parallels between Saigon and the last week’s disaster in Afghanistan, where following Biden’s orders for an abrupt withdrawal of American troops left the nation to be taken over by the terrorist Taliban organization.
RedState’s report explained tha