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Submitted by festine (United States), Jan 24, 2006 at 11:35

I had never heard of William Blum prior to you article. But his behaviour is reminiscent of the extreme left antiwar fanatics of the 1960's, (from which he apparently evolved).

Having grown up in the 60's, I can state that the anti war movement covered a wide spectrum.
Many opposed the war in good faith based on a sincere belief that a communist Vietnam was not a threat to our national security; and further that the draft unfairly and disproportionately targeted certain segments of the population.

At the other end were disaffected radicals who obviously hated the United States and its military power, and did everything possible to provide comfort to the North Vietnamese (and by extension the Soviet Union) by their actions here at home.

I assert that history has proven the former group correct. Witness the success, professionalism, and dedication of our present all volunteer military. Communism imploded on its own weight. Yes, there were atrocities along the way, but Pol Pot never flew airplanes into the world trade center.

However extreme left loons like Blum (of the latter group) continue to provide tangible aid and comfort to our enemies. The communists then, Islamofacists now.

Dr. Pipes recently authored an article lamenting over the fact that the concept of treason (and serious criminal penalties therefor) is falling out of fashion. How true. And what a shame.
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