"Better 10 innocent deaths than one enemy survivor."
--Ho Chi Minh and Communist Party
An American Sonnet
If freedom is Heaven on Earth,
Then communism is Hell
If freedom is hope,
Then communism is despair
If freedom is manís happiness,
Then communism his sufferings
If freedom is life,
Then communism is death.
The Vietnam Veteran Wall lives on
The Berlin Wall has perished
We, free citizens of the world,
Yearn to see Vietnamís future cherished.
Let go of Uncle Hoís oppression
Let God lead our liberty mission.
Linh Duy Vo
(The Boy in the Poem)
13 March 1999 ©
"Hundreds of thousands of North Vietnamese were killed as 'class enemies' and 'counterrevolutionaries.' During Hanoi's brief occupation of Hue in 1968, Tet Offensive, thousands of citizens -- priests, doctors, bureaucrats -- were butchered. It was not to satisfy some imperial craving that America went to war in Vietnam. It went to save the South from murder."
-- Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe columnist, April 30, 2000
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