Obama praises Ho Chi Minh
July 29, 2014
Vietnamese Dictator Responsible for Torture of American POWs
On 25 July, Barack Obama met with the current dictator running Vietnam. During a statement, though, Barack Obama issued praise for Ho Chi Minh, who lead the North Vietnamese against the United States and was responsible for the torturing of American POWs, including the late George Day and Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
“President Sang shared with me a copy of a letter 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. Ho Chi Minh talks about his interest in cooperation with the United States,” Obama said during a joint press conference.
According to a report by Breitbart News, another former POW who served in the Senate, Jeremiah Denton, was told by Vietnamese prison guards that the torture he suffered had been at the orders of Ho Chi Minh. After HO Chi Minh’s death in 1969, the amount of torture greatly decreased.