President Obama declared “hearts can change and peace is possible” as he announced the full lifting of the decades-long embargo on the sales of arms to Vietnam.
The visit caps rapprochement between the former wartime foes, but consider how Democrats dismissed Obama’s admitted mentor, Communist Party member and suspected Soviet espionage agent Frank Marshall Davis. Guess Obama doesn’t need to come out of the closet as a communist when he is holding photo sessions with murderous dictators.
Obama is the third US president to visit Vietnam since ties were restored in 1995.
Sky News reports:
Air Force One touched down in Hanoi just after 9:30pm local time (2.30pm GMT) on Sunday to start a three-day trip in which he will meet Vietnam’s communist leadership.
Mr Obama met Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and congratulated him on the “extraordinary progress” Vietnam had made.
“Whether we are talking about commercial and economic ties or military-to-military consultations or humanitarian work or our legacy of war issues… Across the board what we’ve seen is increased cooperation for the benefit of both our peoples,” he said.
Mr Obama is also due to meet Vietnam’s Prime Minister and the country’s de facto leader Nguyen Phu Trong, the general secretary of the Communist Party.
Not to put too fine a point on the ever declining legacy of America’s worst president: Barack Hussein Obama (name used at oath of office) has alienated allies, ignored and refused to name enemies, unilaterally disarmed the military, opened borders to terrorists, destroyed jobs, paralyzed enterprise, acted as tyrant in executive order and, generally, betrayed every point within the oath he took upon assuming the office.
Don’t you just love the Left? Bet Hillary Clinton makes more money doing it!