NBC News’s Monica Alba said tonight that Republicans “have seized on” the “optical comparison” between images from the fall of Kabul today to similar images from Saigon, Vietnam in 1975:
NBC Nightly News whined that Republicans "have seized on" the "optical comparison" between Biden's disaster in Kabul and the Saigon airlift. pic.twitter.com/6J30EqMfHh
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) August 15, 2021
Well, for starters, duh:
PHOTO 2: US diplomat evacuate US from embassy via helicopter as the PAVN & Viet Cong capture of Saigon, Vietnam (1975) pic.twitter.com/YamWmzjOay
— Stefan Simanowitz (@StefSimanowitz) August 15, 2021
But, more importantly, IT’S NOT JUST REPUBLICANS.
Anyone else notice that Kabul is starting to resemble Saigon in April 1975?
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 13, 2021
The Washington Post:
The fall of Saigon: As Taliban enter Kabul, the Vietnam War’s final days remembered https://t.co/F7HQru89Ft
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 15, 2021
CNN’s Jim Sciutto (who served as chief of staff and senior advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke during the Obama administration):
The Saigon moment has come. https://t.co/sGfQhKPRv5
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 15, 2021
And, quite possibly, the least Republican person on the planet — Michael Moore:
The fall, once again.
America loses another war.
Our longest war.
We spent over $2 trillion.
We sacrificed over 2,300 American lives to invade a country where Bin Laden was never, nowhere, to be found. Bush said he had no interest in capturing him pic.twitter.com/660B2WgR94
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 15, 2021
Oh, and President Biden was around for the fall of Saigon so he knows EXACTLY how similar they are:
During the 1975 Fall of Saigon, Joe Biden had already been a Senator for 2 years pic.twitter.com/IHpB1aQg0V
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 15, 2021