LBJ addresses the country about Vietnam victory
By Josh Elmer
In the greatest act of patriotism and showmanship since the raising of the flags at Iwo Jima, President Johnson has just declared boldly victory in the Vietnam conflict. Johnson uttered the great words parachuting out of a Huey Helicopter, and gracefully landing two feet from the podium. After this tremendous act of athleticism and grace Johnson proclaimed the most important statement of the 20th century: “Major combat operations in Vietnam have ended. In the battle for Vietnam, the United States and our allies have prevailed.”
His acrobatics only reinforce the fact that the United States military is still the best in the world, and as Johnson later stated, the American combat soldier can kick the “expletive” out of the communists in Vietnam. This is a great step forward in the War on Communism. Johnson acknowledges the fact that the real heroes of this war, besides himself, are the combat troops.
“In this battle,” he said, “we have fought for the cause of liberty and for the peace of the world. Our nation and our coalition are proud of this accomplishment, yet it is you, the members of the United States military, who achieved it. Your courage, your willingness to face danger for your country and for each other made this day possible.”
This is definitely is not the end of the war on communism, “the battle of Vietnam is one victory in a war on communism that began in September 1947 and still goes on,” Johnson said. With this victory we have given ourselves a new incentive to follow the communists to the ends of the earth. Ho Chi Minh is only one tyrant, we have to look at the total situation in the South East, in order to keep our nation safe from infiltration.
“Because of you our nation is more secure. Because of you the tyrant has fallen and Vietnam is free.”
Some like to point out that the United States Military has yet to catch the “tyrant” Ho Chi Minh. This does not matter; it’s only a matter of time before we find him hiding in a hole somewhere. If this supposed “surge” arises we will crush it, most of Ho Chi Minh’s combat strength has been destroyed. As I said before it will only be a matter of time before we find him.
Johnson knows the true meaning of this war. It means the most to the Vietnamese residents who are now able to live a life of democracy, freedom and most importantly capitalism.
“When Vietnamese civilians looked into the faces of our service men and women, they saw strength and kindness and good will,” the President said.
It is now time to focus on another real threat in the South East: Red China. It is a fact that the Chinese have been secretly supplying Vietnam and the weaker communist strongholds of Laos and Cambodia weapons and troops. Reports also surfaced that the Chinese have been working on their nuclear capability.
“I believe they want to have the capacity, the knowledge, in order to make a nuclear weapon. And I know it’s in the world’s interest to prevent them from doing so. I believe that the Chinese — if China had a nuclear weapon, it would be a dangerous threat to world peace.”
The case against China is clear: they are communist, they have been supplying weapons and troops to other communist nations, they disagree with capitalism, and they want to kill our men and steal our women. This is not something that the United States can take lightly.
“We got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy capitalism. So I’ve told people that if you’re interested in avoiding World War III,” he said.
In other troubling news, pictures of Russian Premier Khrushchev and Chinese Chairman Mao, have surfaced.
“I’m not surprised that there was a nice picture of them walking along.”
The President stressed our war is not with the Chinese but with the communists.
“It’s important for the Chinese people to know we harbor no resentment to them. We’re disappointed in the Chinese government’s actions, as should they be,” Johnson said.
We shouldn’t dwell on the shortcomings of the communists throughout the world, but we should be happy with our resounding victory in Vietnam. It is a good first step in order to remove the communist threat and end the war on communism.
“America is grateful for a job well done.”
Yes we are President Johnson, yes we are.
Josh Elmer is a senior cinema and photography major. E-mail him at [email protected]