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W Ketchup™ Condemns Obama for Lauding a Murderous Tyrant
Last week, after meeting with the Communist president of Vietnam, Truong Tan Sang, 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, the founder of Vietnam's Communist Party and North Vietnam, was educated at the Communist University of the Toilers of the East in Soviet Russia. In the early 1950s, Ho consolidated his power by exterminating more than 50,000 small landowners.
Daniel Oliver, CEO of W Ketchup™, commented: “We don't recall in which of his letters Jefferson called for civilians to be slaughtered in the name of his political party. Nor do America's founding documents advocate the elimination of the bourgeois element. Even Franklin Roosevelt, who was anti-colonialist, anti-French, and enamored of Stalin, was not beguiled by Ho's attempt to use American principles as Communist propaganda.”
In 1930, Ho proclaimed: “The revolutionary camp includes the oppressed colonial peoples and the exploited working class throughout the world. Its vanguard is the Soviet Union. The other is the counter-revolutionary camp of international capitalism and imperialism, whose general staff is the League of Nations.”
Thomas Jefferson stood for the principles of limited government: “Economy in the public expense, that labor may be lightly burdened, I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government.” In 1956, Ho's troops killed 6,000 peaceful villagers who refused to pay his heavy taxes.
Fifty-eight thousand Americans died defending the people of South Vietnam from Ho's atrocities. Two million fled Vietnam after the fall of Saigon to escape communism.
Oliver added: “Obama's statement is less an observation about Ho than a profound insight into Obama's own character. We would demand an apology to the families of Americans killed in Vietnam and to the Vietnamese themselves, but that would presume Obama recognized he had made an error. There was no error. Obama uses American slogans as deftly as Ho: his training was similar.”
President Obama's longtime mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a member of the Communist Party USA.
W Ketchup Chairman Bill Zachary warned: “Even as the Cold War recedes into history, we must not forget the millions who died under Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, and other communist dictators, nor the Americans who died fighting for the freedom of others. To quote Jefferson's exhortation for students: 'History, by appraising them of the past, will enable them to judge of the future . . . it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men.'”
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