Skip to comments.Obama: “Ho Chi Mihn was Inspired by the United States Constitution”
Posted on 07/25/2013 5:09:39 PM PDT by SJackson
Ho Chi Minh was a Communist terrorist. President Truong Tan Sang, whom Obama is trying to win over, is a leading Communist.
We both reaffirmed the efforts that have been made to deal with war legacy issues. We very much appreciate Vietnams continued cooperation as we try to recover our Missing in Action and those that were lost during the course of the war. And I reaffirmed the United States commitment to work with Vietnam around some of the environmental and health issues that have continued, decades later, because of the war, Obama said.
Finally, we agreed that one of the great sources of strength between our two countries is the Vietnamese American population that is here but obviously has continued strong ties to Vietnam, Obama said.
Much of Americas Vietnamese population came here as refugees. Its like claiming that the Cuban community bonds us to Castro.
At the conclusion of the meeting, President Sang shared with me a copy of a letter sent by Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman. And we discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson. Ho Chi Minh talks about his interest in cooperation with the United States. And President Sang indicated that even if its 67 years later, its good that were still making progress, Obama said.
The message to Truman came in 1946. By then Ho Chi Mihn had long been a dedicated Communist and Soviet agent. At the time the letter was sent, Ho Chi Mihn was murdering his political opponents while trying to wheedle Truman into helping him out.
The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence was indeed partly a cheap copy of the American Declaration of Independence in that it borrowed the format to issue a list of grievances against the French.
And the resemblance ends there. There was no commitment to internal freedom. Its sole real purpose was to kick out the French.
But good news. Obama will go to Vietnam according to President Sang.
Last but not least, I also, on behalf of our government and our state, to extend to President Obama our invitation to visit Vietnam. And President Obama has accepted our invitation and will try his best to pay a visit to Vietnam during his term.
Maybe he can chant the lefts favorite, Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh is going to win chant while hes there.
Dumb & Dumber has met the Dumbest
What an effing idiot we have for a president.
Just as Barack Hussein Obama II was...
To which John Kerry replied, "You do know I was in Vietnam?"
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Obama probably also thinks North Korea has freedom of the press, religion, speech and self-determination because its in their Constitution.
You can bet Juan Mclaime will be on the AF-1 with zero when he goes!
Is this satire?
That is one trip I can endorse but only if they keep the SOB. If they will we should throw in the airplane but only if they’ll send it back to pickup his damn wife and family.
Whatever Ho Chi Minh degenerated into later on, in 1919 he wanted the Treaty of Versailles to address self-determination for the Vietnameses. He was angry at the double standard when he realized it meant European people like Poles, not darker ones in colonies.
He was already a socialist then, having been one of the founders of the French Communist Party.
If you didn’t hate the UN before, read this:
In 1987, UNESCO officially recommended to member states that they “join in the commemoration of the centenary of the birth of President Ho Chi Minh by organizing various events as a tribute to his memory”, considering “the important and many-sided contribution of President Ho Chi Minh in the fields of culture, education and the arts” who “devoted his whole life to the national liberation of the Vietnamese people, contributing to the common struggle of peoples for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress.” However, this was met with an uproar amongst some overseas Vietnamese, especially in North America, Europe and Australia, who criticize Ho as a Stalinist dictator and blamed Ho for the human rights abuses of his government.
“He was already a socialist then, having been one of the founders of the French Communist Party.”
Probably; he did have a legitimate point about self-determination, though.
After all he can not run for President in the US again. He could have his people fudge up a birth certificate proving his citizenship in Viet Nam and Bada Bing, bada boomb he is President for life of the Peoples Republic of Viet Nam.
I agree with the sentiment...but on this particular instance...it’s true. Ho Chi Mihn was a fan of Jefferson and the Constitution...until the French came in and pushed him towards communism.
That no more legitimized Ho, than the fact that Hitler also had legitimate gripes about the Treaty of Versailles.
There’s a plaque of Ho Chi Minh outside the Maly Theater in Moscow that commemorates his attendance at a Comintern meeting during the Russian Revolution. He was the real Commie deal. Obama is such a chump. What an embarrassment.
The guy was a member of the Comintern and a founding member of the French Communist Party in the early 1920s, he may have cynically tried to fool the US....heck, Fidel Castro tried to do the same thing.
Hr must’ve read this ... http://www.commandposts.com/2011/08/ho-chi-minh-and-thomas-jefferson/
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