General GiÃƒÂ¡p’s book should be required reading for Kennedy, Reid, Murtha, the New York Times, CNN, NPR, PBS, et al — not that it would make any difference:
General VÃƒÂµ NguyÃƒÂªn GiÃƒÂ¡p, who was the commander of the North Vietnamese army, has published his memoirs. He has confirmed what most Americans either knew or suspected. The war in southeast Asia was not lost in Vietnam. It was lost here at home. The American media, enabling and functioning as symbiots for the John Kerry anti-war gaggle accomplished in a few short years what Giap could not do in three decades of fighting.
Giap was an immensely accomplished general, highly respected (some say brilliant). Before, during and after his martial career, he was a scholar, journalist, historian, and philosopher.
The following quote is from his memoirs currently found in the Vietnam War memorial in Hanoi:
“What we still don’t understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it.”
The General obviously needs to further familiarize himself with the peculiar and, unfortunately, not very rare species called Americanis Liberalis (a breed I’m not particularly Fonda) who make Tokyo Rose look like a staunch ally. Every war during and since Vietnam has been fought on multiple fronts, with the most dangerous one being the domestic front.
It’s truly amazing that the U.S. still exists as a sovereign nation. When that ceases to be, world historians will look back in time and conclude that our downfall was the day that treason and subversion became acceptable forms of patriotism.
Staying on the same “our own worst enemies” topic, here’s a stinging satire from The Onion: Reporters Expose Security Lapses By Smuggling Bomb On Plane, Blowing It Up
Reporters Expose Security Lapses By Smuggling Bomb On Plane, Blowing It Up