Skip to comments.Tran Blasts Dean: Calls for Solidarity in Iraq
Posted on 12/08/2005 5:22:46 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIEEdited on 12/08/2005 5:43:51 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 68 ASSEMBLYMAN VAN TRAN
Issues: Press Releases Tran Blast Dean, Calls For Solidarity In Iraq "Dean's comments are irresponsible and revisionist"
WASHINGTON, D.C. On Monday, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said during an interview with WOAI radio in San Antonio, TX, Of course, the South Vietnamese couldnt manage to support their own country.
Deans comments are irresponsible and revisionist, said California Assemblyman Van Tran (R-Costa Mesa), the first Vietnamese-American legislator in America. Instead of undermining our war effort, Dean should focus on joining the rest of Americans in supporting our troops.
South Vietnam only fell after Congress lost the will to support our allies. Their terrible decision in 1975 has led to three decades of tyranny in that country, where freedom is persecuted and political choice doesnt exist. This is something we can not let happen in Iraq. To maintain security in the region and to continue an aggressive prosecution of the War on Terror, American must continue to support the new government in Iraq and help them establish stability there.
I am particularly offended by Deans attempt to pull the Vietnamese people into his political strategy. Like the oppressed people from Cuba, the Vietnamese people have a strong love of freedom and democracy. Millions have died and more have been imprisoned trying to secure those freedoms.
After the January elections in Iraq I wrote:
I still mourn the dreadful situation in Vietnam, where human rights are crushed and freedom is a distant dream. Our loss there helps Sundays achievement to shine even brighter as a symbol of hope to the world.
Sundays vote was a great step toward the promise of democracy, but only one step up the long stairway of a truly democratic society. Remember it took Japan and Germany about ten years to govern independently after their surrender in 1945 (it was four years before the first election in Germany). The progress in Iraq has been heart warming and should help us to reaffirm our values as this troubled nation continues the path to democracy.
The terrorists are trying to win this war by challenging Americas spirit and returning us to a status where we just react to future attacks. They have succeeded in bringing the unwitting Dean to their efforts, but we can not just bury our head and wait.
### For Issues Information See Also:Press Releases | Opinion Editorials
Assemblyman Van Tran Assembly District 68 Proudly Serving: Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Anaheim, Stanton, Newport Beach Capitol Office State Capitol Room 4009 Sacramento, CA 94249-0068 Phone: (916) 319-2068
BUSH/CHENEY's immediate answer to the Attacks of 911 was to start bringing Freedom to the oppressed peoples & cultures of the world as America's own best self protection against future terrorist attacks here at home.
California State Assemblyman Van Tran is the 1st Vietnamese-American to take office as a State Legislator in United States History, being sworn in on December 6, 2004.
As a direct result of a Democrat-controlled U.S. Congress cutting off of funds for the then Free South Vietnamese to continue fighting for their own Freedom ...a 10 year old Cub Scout named Van Tran and his family had to quickly board an American C-130 Air Transport plane bound for Freedom abroad ...six days before the Fall of Saigon in April 1975. He spoke just 2 words of English at the time.
Official Assemblyman Van Tran website:
What irony -- Howard Dean meets a Vietnamese American who clobbers him with reality.
Thanks for the ping SL.
Sorry I can't stick around for Tony today,got to go to work.:)
Great read AR!
Thanks for posting it.
WTG Van Tran!!!!
even though he speaks first-hand about what happened in Nam and why we can't let it happen again, it's only a matter of time before he's attacked as being "out of the mainstream"..
I personally think they should leave Dean alone..he's the single greatest weapon the Reps have..
From his press release:
"Assemblyman Van Tran Assembly District 68 Proudly Serving: Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Anaheim, Stanton, Newport Beach. . . ."
I hope they're proud of Mr. Tran. I certainly am, and I don't even live in California.
I wish he had mentioned the boat people.
Or the 1.7 million Cambodians slaughtered by Pol Pot
Excellent, simply excellent. Thanks for the ping, this one is going out to me email list.
It went right over Dean's head.
He will just get uo, brush himself off, and continue on.
Oh, Dean should get a paycheck from Rove, he's so good for us.
But Tran is doing an important thing in challenging the conventional wisdom that the withdrawal from Vietnam is a good thing.
Howard Dean will take no time at all to get back to the business of disrupting his party. However, he is at risk as it's visible to seasoned Dems that he is trying to control the party message and is doing it badly for them.
There is an unawareness that is pretty high in the DNC. But this is a little hard to miss.
So by attacking Dean, we are in fact strengthening his position in the DNC. Some kneejerkism just can't be stopped. And that's a useful tool for us. :-)
:-) You're welcome!
:-) Excellent. Because the good part is to challenge the conventional wisdom of average Americans. If Dean is oblivious, that is wonderful for us.
This is wonderful...Dean is obtuse beyond words.
I hope he stays at the DNC forever.
It's also going out to MY email list. heh.
Funny how actions have consequences, and thanks to the dems treachery in Vietnam, Tran is a true American patriot.
What other action was possible by Bush and Cheney after 9/11? Groveling to UN thuggery? Carpetbombing?
He is on the brink of getting into trouble as the disarray is too public for the Dems to deny.
Dr. Demento is Karl Rove's operative lol.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.