In an age-old propaganda trick last week, the current boss of Vietnam gave President Obama a letter murderous communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh sent in 1946 to President Harry Truman, seeking U.S. aid for his revolution. President Obama told reporters “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.”
The communist-loving press was, as you’d expect, not even slightly inclined to challenge such a despicable, anti-American, pro-communist propaganda statement coming from our own President. But, Congressman Sam Johnson of Plano, a highly decorated Air Force pilot whose plane was shot down over North Vietnam in 1966 and who suffered as a prisoner of war for seven years in Ho Chi Minh’s hell-hole, said what needs saying.
“Sadly, when it comes to individual liberty, the President doesn’t have a clue,” Johnson said in a prepared statement. “What an insult to the POWs brutally tortured at the merciless hands — and rifle butts — of our captors. This is a slap in the face to those who served — and especially those who paid the ultimate price for freedom during that dark time in history. Let me tell you, there was nothing ‘free’ about my seven years in captivity in Hanoi — more than half of that time in solitary confinement. As a fellow POW etched on a prison cell wall, ‘Freedom has a taste to those who fight and almost die that the protected will never know.’
Well said Congressman. And, thank you for your service to the true ideals expressed by Thomas Jefferson.