Prof. Robert Turner of the University of Virginia suggested that Congress had made itself responsible for the deaths of the 1.7 million Cambodians estimated to have been slaughtered by the Khmer Rouge, by denying funds for President Nixon to wage war inside Cambodia. Similarly, he said Congress bore responsibility for the deaths of 241 marines killed by a suicide bomber in Lebanon in 1983 because it raised the question of forcing a withdrawal there.
From an article in today's edition of The New York Times
I suppose that Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger bear no responsibility for the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge? Secretly bombing Cambodia had nothing to do with this?