Thursday, November 24, 2005

Aiding and Abetting

For those of you have never read this interview with North Vietnam's Colonel Bui Tin, you really should. It shows just how much our enemies depend on the Left (including the MSM) and their protests to win wars.

Here are a few quotes, but you should really read the whole thing.

Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda, and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses.

In other words, they prolonged the war and got more of our soldiers killed. The Left is doing the same thing today.

Those people represented the conscience of America. The conscience of America was part of its war-making capability, and we were turning that power in our favor. America lost because of its democracy; through dissent and protest it lost the ability to mobilize a will to win.

United we stand...

Q: What was the purpose of the 1968 Tet Offensive?
A: To relieve the pressure Gen. Westmoreland was putting on us in late 1966 and 1967 and to weaken American resolve during a presidential election year.

It certainly worked with the likes of Walter Cronkite and the rest of the Left, who immediately made it out as a huge North Vietnam victory. However, even the Left's allies in North Vietnam knew the truth:
Q: What about the results?
A: Our losses were staggering and a complete surprise;. Giap later told me that Tet had been a military defeat, though we had gained the planned political advantages when Johnson agreed to negotiate and did not run for re-election. The second and third waves in May and September were, in retrospect, mistakes. Our forces in the South were nearly wiped out by all the fighting in 1968. It took us until 1971 to re-establish our presence, but we had to use North Vietnamese troops as local guerrillas. If the American forces had not begun to withdraw under Nixon in 1969, they could have punished us severely. We suffered badly in 1969 and 1970 as it was.

We almost had them defeated, but the Left forced us to withdraw, causing millions of unnecessary deaths when the North Vietnamese took the South. And they think that they're the compassionate ones.

We had the impression that American commanders had their hands tied by political factors. Your generals could never deploy a maximum force for greatest military effect.

If you think that the terrorists of today are paying any less attention to our politics today, you're deluding yourself. But the Left is great at doing that.

This interview cannot be read without coming to the conclusion that the Left was aiding and abetting the enemy back then, and they are doing it again today. Period.

And that is the definition of treason.


  1. Excellent post. Should be required reading in any college/high school history course.

    As a Vietnam combat veteran, I believe Kerry, Fonda, et. al should be sharing a cell in Club Fed for treason. Each on them disgusts me.


    Phantom Driver
    Proud father of an American soldier

  2. Absolutely. There's no doubt that it's treason. And I don't understand why it isn't prosecuted as such! Since when did "freedom of speech" mean you could side with the enemy during a time of war?

    Excellent post.