Obama Monday ended the Vietnam arms embargo that has existed since the end of the Vietnam War. It’s probably a good idea, difficult as it is to stomach, in order to counter China. But Obama claims that’s not why he’s doing it, and I believe him.
Obama sees himself as the righter of all U.S. wrongs. He’s fulfilling the ideology he was whelped with by his grandparents and that was fully developed during dorm room bullshit sessions at Occidental and Columbia. Whether it’s the opening to Cuba, the hasty and total withdrawal of troops from Iraq, the rapprochement with Iran, the rebalancing away from Israel, the embrace of Leftism in Latin America, Obama thinks of himself as the Great Man who will heal the bruising he thinks America has inflicted on the world. His big goal in Vietnam is to negate the past — the Vietnam War he certainly thinks was an evil endeavor — by fully normalizing relations.
Here’s some video of his arrival. The White House obviously doesn’t care about the bad PR National Security Council spokesman Ben Rhodes has gotten lately for deviously manipulating the press with misleading stories. They’ve put him front and center to describe Obama’s Vietnam visit.