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The problem with Obama's Ho Chi Minh comments...

President Barack Obama winks as he speaks at an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House, Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Washington. Credit: AP

I argued that President Obama needs to be more mindful of historical context...

Becket argued that he didn't technically say anything that was incorrect...

NRO's Sterling Beard offers a bit more insight on Obama's comments, specifically why a U.S. president should not be making them:

Nevertheless, was it really necessary tacitcly (sic) to praise a man who killed approximately half-a-million people in an effort to consolidate his power, or to concede ideological similarities between the founding of the United States and modern Vietnam? In Sang’s translated remarks, the Vietnamese president doesn’t mention Minh at all and doesn’t hint at any remorse over his actions. Instead, he noted that he and Obama ”touched upon the war legacy issue, including human rights” and that the two “still have differences on issue.”
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