Letter from Ho Chi Minh to President Harry S. Truman, 02/28/1946

ho-chi-minh-telegram-truman-lFDR had stated he was against the re-acquisition of Indochina by the French after WWII. Unfortunately he didn’t make it that long. Truman ignored Ho Chi Minh’s plea for help and backed the French.

Ho Chi Minh had come to power in Vietnam with the assistance of the OSS in the wake of the Japanese surrender in September 1945. He had not yet been tarred with the Communist label– that came later for political reasons. Truman sacrificed Ho in order to keep the French solidly in the Western bloc against the Russians at the end of the war…the rest of course was tragedy….

3 responses to “Letter from Ho Chi Minh to President Harry S. Truman, 02/28/1946

  1. Yes, and of course the rest was tragedy……

    • I’m very disappointed with President Truman’s decision to ignore Ho Chi Minh; It all but underminded the whole effort of defeating Japan, if we would go back to the way things were. Asia was a whole different set of circumstances, and “racial” America needed a little housecleaning of its own. This 60’s war in Vietnam was created, orchestrated, and financed by the American Government in its zealous war against Communism. Yet allowing Colonialism to creep back into the New world Order was very distasteful and disrespectful. Harry Truman, No Thanks for giving your country another black eye.

  2. I’m very disappointed with President Truman’s decision to ignore Ho Chi Minh; It all but underminded the whole effort of defeating Japan, if we would go back to the way things were. Asia was a whole different set of circumstances, and “racial” America needed a little housecleaning of its own. This 60’s war in Vietnam was created, orchestrated, and financed by the American Government in its zealous war against Communism. Yet allowing Colonialism to creep back into the New world Order was very distasteful and disrespectful. Harry Truman, No Thanks for giving your country another black eye.

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