Blogs by Alex Drinkwater, Jr.
MAKES YOUR BLOOD BOIL
5/2/2004 3:45:35 AM
I think this speaks for itself.
Gen. Giap Thanks Kerry & Co. for Anti-war Protests
NewsMax ^ | 5/1/04 | Carl Limbacher
Celebrating the 29th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the North Vietnamese general who led his forces to victory said Friday he was grateful to leaders of the U.S. anti-war movement, one of whom was presidential candidate John Kerry.
"I would like to thank them," said Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, now 93, without mentioning Kerry by name. "Any forces that wish to impose their will on other nations will surely fail," he added.
Reuters, which first reported Giap's comments, suggested that the former enemy general was mindful of Kerry's role in leading some of the highest-profile anti-war protests of the entire Vietnam War.
Before the British wire service quoted Gen. Giap, it noted:
"The Vietnam War, known in Vietnam as the American War, has become a hot issue in the U.S. presidential race with Democrat John Kerry drawing attention to his service and President Bush's Republicans disparaging Kerry's later anti-war stand."
North Vietnamese Col. Bui Tin, who served under Gen. Giap on the general staff of the North Vietnamese army, received South Vietnam's unconditional surrender on April 30, 1975.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal after his retirement, Col. Tin explicitly credited leaders of the U.S. anti-war movement, saying they were "essential to our strategy."
"Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9AM to follow the growth of the antiwar movement," Col. Tin told the Journal.
Visits to Hanoi by Kerry anti-war allies Jane Fonda and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and others, he said, "gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses."
"We were elated when Jane Fonda, wearing a red Vietnamese dress, said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in the war," the North Vietnamese military man explained.
Kerry did much the same thing in widely covered speeches such as the one he delivered to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in April 1971.
"Through dissent and protest [America] lost the ability to mobilize a will to win," Col. Tin concluded.
AS A VIETNAM VETERAN, I'M STILL DISGUSTED WITH THE ANTICS OF THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT, NO MATTER HOW LONG AGO IT WAS. I WOULDN'T VOTE FOR KERRY IF AN ORANGUTAN RAN AGAINST HIM.
Post a Comment
More Blogs by Alex Drinkwater, Jr.
London - Saturday, August 13, 2011
UBL - Monday, May 02, 2011
The Situation in the Middle East - Monday, March 14, 2011
NATIONAL READ AN EBOOK WEEK - Sunday, March 06, 2011
The National Anthem - Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Speaking Correctly - Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Short Stories - Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thoughts On E-Publishing - Friday, January 14, 2011
Arizona (again) - Saturday, October 30, 2010
Ghosts of Hanoi - Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Ghosts of Hanoi - Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Ghosts of Hanoi - Thursday, August 05, 2010
Arizona - Tuesday, April 27, 2010
No Nukes . . . - Saturday, April 10, 2010
A New Year, a New Home, and New Challenges - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Nobel Peace Prize - Saturday, October 10, 2009
Health Care - Wednesday, August 05, 2009
What on Earth Did We Do Last November? - Saturday, June 13, 2009
Election Aftermath - Sunday, November 09, 2008
The "Democratic" Convention - Thursday, August 28, 2008
Here We Go Again - Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Barack Hussein Obama - Thursday, February 15, 2007
Oriana Fallaci - Saturday, December 16, 2006
Not Good - Wednesday, November 08, 2006
It's That Time of Year - Monday, October 30, 2006
What do you call it . . . - Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Hooray for the Pope - Tuesday, September 19, 2006
For a Friend: a Eulogy - Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Plus ca change . . . - Thursday, June 29, 2006
George Galloway . . . - Friday, May 26, 2006
It's 1984! - Friday, April 07, 2006
Isn't it Odd? - Thursday, March 09, 2006
Some Thoughts on Trying to Get Published - Friday, March 03, 2006
Back in the UK - Saturday, February 18, 2006
Cartoons - Tuesday, February 07, 2006
The Libs Are At it Again - Thursday, January 19, 2006
THE LITTLE RED HEN - Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Here We Go Again - Thursday, July 14, 2005
JOHN PAUL II R.I.P. - Saturday, April 02, 2005
The Sharon Statement - Monday, December 20, 2004
VICTORY IS SWEET! - Wednesday, November 03, 2004
A Couple of Items . . . - Thursday, October 21, 2004
Quick Thought on the Debate - Sunday, October 03, 2004
Thank you, Rudy! - Tuesday, August 31, 2004
A Letter to the Editor - Saturday, July 31, 2004
Fat Bastard! - Monday, July 19, 2004
Kerry Doesn't Have Time - Thursday, July 15, 2004
MAKES YOUR BLOOD BOIL - Sunday, May 02, 2004
And now for some truth . . . - Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Latest from Ann C. - Friday, April 09, 2004
From Ann Coulter's Latest Column - Thursday, April 01, 2004
A Few Thoughts on the Elections in Spain - Sunday, March 14, 2004
Wow - Sunday, February 22, 2004
What the Hell? - Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Last Night in London - Sunday, December 21, 2003