Anita Dunn, Barack Obama's White House communications director, recently praised the Communist butcher Mao Zedong. Dunn was awed by his taking over China against all odds, and said Mao is one of two philosophers that she "often goes to." However, Dunn should know that Mao could not have succeeded were it not for the interference of President Harry Truman and his representative, George C. Marshall.
U. S. State Department leftists demanded that Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalists form a "coalition government" with the Communists. "Coalition governments" permit the Communists to "take over," and Mao predicted that a coalition would destroy both Chiang and American imperialism.
Marshall imposed an arms embargo on the Nationalists while the Communists were supplied by the Soviets. Marshall boasted that he had disarmed 39 of Chiang's divisions with "the stroke of a pen." Free China was turned into Red China, which butchered 60 million of its own people.
Praise for a Communist butcher by an administration official is not surprising. Consider that communist enemies of freedom such as Castro, Chavez, Ortega and Putin, have praised Obama.
Associations with radicals of ACORN, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Father Pfleger, and appointment of the communist Van Jones and assorted other radicals permit us, in the words of the noted columnist, Thomas Sowell, "to connect the dots and stop denying the obvious."
Mal C. Mauney
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal