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Friday, September 06, 2013

Obama's Flattery of Communist Dictator

Obama recently held a meeting in Washington, D.C., with the current president of Communist Vietnam. Obama's goal at that meeting was to expand trade with Vietnam, even though that is a country that routinely uses forced labor and violates basic human rights in its factories. Vietnam can manufacture products more cheaply than the U.S. by manipulating thousands of slave laborers. Obama is apparently not bothered by importing cheap goods from Communist labor camps that put Americans out of work.

The most outrageous part of Obama'a action was what he said to the current boss of Vietman. (I'm now quoting from the official White House news release after the meeting): "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." That's one of the most ridiculous statements I ever heard. Ho Chi Minh must be laughing from his grave. Ho Chi Minh was a brutal Communist dictator who routinely ordered executions of innocent civilians who disagreed with his views. Ho Chi Minh also led enemy combatants fighting against American troops during the Vietnam War. Over 58,000 U.S. troops were killed in that war, and more were held and brutally tortured as prisoners of war.

When talking to this Communist dictator of Vietnam, Obama downplayed the Communist murders and loss of American lives. He spoke positively of Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh was an oppressive dictator who set up and ran a Communist government that opposes everything America stands for.

In flattering the Communist tyrant Ho Chi Minh, Obama showed a greater concern for winning his favor and importing his cheap products than for defending the values of Americans who fought and sacrificed their lives for our country. Obama should have demanded that the human rights abuses in Vietnam be stopped.

Listen to the radio commentary here:

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