New York Magazine Deploys Ghosts of Vietnam to Spook Americans Over Trump’s COVID-19 Response 2020-04-30 Source: TTN by: Deroy Murdock
The New York magazine writer’s ethical home base must be, as Stevie Wonder once sang, 10 zillion light-years away. This would explain the question that she posed Monday to President Donald J. Trump.
During a Rose Garden press briefing on COVID-19, she asked America’s Commander-in-Chief:
“If an American president loses more Americans over the course of six weeks than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War, does he deserve to be reelected?”
This question is morally depraved on multiple levels.
First, Americans still debate whether the Vietnam War was a noble effort to save a small, independent nation from metastatic Communism or a pointless, remote quagmire in which this nation had no business. But hawks and doves agree on this: America inserted GIs into that conflict. They arrived in planes, sailed in on boats, and landed in their boots via parachutes. For good or ill, 58,220 uniformed Americans died in Vietnam because the United States government sent them there.
Au contraire, conversely, and 180 degrees in the opposite direction, America did not storm COVID-19. President Trump did not dispatch the United States Armed Forces to China, to combat the Wuhan Virus. The president did not order Americans to visit their local airports, greet incoming passengers from Wuhan, and welcome them to the USA with long, slow, deep French kisses. Trump did not instruct the Commerce Department to import giant vats of bat soup and invite Americans to savor it as a mouthwatering symbol of his beautiful, very special trade agreement with Chinese Communist Party boss Xi Jinping.