[eDebate] Viet Cong Endorses Kerry
Wed Sep 1 10:11:48 CDT 2004
Hi, Did anyone catch this article on the wire yesterday?
The part of it I found interesting was:
"Former Viet Cong soldier Duong Hoang Sinh...."
"And while Kerry may be worried about veterans' support in America, Sinh said he would vote any day for his former enemy over President Bush. In the veteran's opinion, Kerry's experience along these rivers fighting Viet Cong might keep him from sending other young Americans to invade countries.
"He knew the suffering and how much misery it brought to the people of Vietnam - he knew the cruelty of war," Sinh said. "So, I don't think he would go to war again if he's elected."
THere we have it. Possibly the first Presidential candidate in American history endorsed by the enemy. While Sinh's observations are his own, and he is entitled to his opinion, I find this a bit like Jurgen Stroop endorsing David Ben Gurion to be President of Israel, or, perhaps more like Bobby Sands endorsing Margaret Thatcher for PM.
What an odd world politics makes.
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