Last week, Barack Obama met with Truong Tan Sang, the current "president" of Communist Vietnam.
Obama is quoted as saying, "At the conclusion of the meeting, President Sang shared a letter with me 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."
The question is, does Obama actually believe this Communist claptrap, or is he
just cynically repeating the lies he
learned as a lad.
At the time of the Truman letter, Ho Chi Minh was looking for some easy foreign aid, but Harry Truman saw right through him.
Truman knew all he
needed to know about Minh's suppression of freedom in North Vietnam.
was well aware of the enslavement, torture and murder of the Vietnamese people.
Typically, the only time the liberal left ever quotes Minh directly is in reference to this lying letter.
Let's change the paradigm and look at what he
really said when he
wasn't hustling the rubes.