Ho Chi Minh’s Dupe

In Vietnam, our president again insisted the Stalinist Ho was the second coming of Thomas Jefferson.

Three summers ago here at The American Spectator I published a piece titled, “Ho Chi Minh, Obama’s Freedom Fighter.” It got a lot of play, reprinted by (among others) Real Clear Politics.

The focus was yet another stunning statement uttered on behalf of a communist by our President of Fundamental Transformation. This one came during a July 25, 2013 meeting between Barack Obama and the leader of communist Vietnam. Obama stated: “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.

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Obama Gives Kitchen Sink Away to Vietnam

On the subject of Vietnam, many folks still have very definitive thoughts about that communist country. I for one have a personal reflection in that my older brother served there as a Marine Infantryman in Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, and was wounded at Khe Sahn. My father-in-law also served in Vietnam as an Army Infantryman in the 23d American Division. So I was kinda paying close attention to President Obama’s visit to another communist country – too bad they don’t play baseball there (or dance the tango). And of course, Obama made a point of taking pictures in front of a bust of Ho Chi Minh – a similar photo op as he had in front of Che Guevara.

But that wasn’t the only questionable thing – this is after all Barack Hussein Obama. Continue reading