Theodore's World: Communist and Traitor Walter Cronkite....DEAD!

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July 17, 2009

Communist and Traitor Walter Cronkite....DEAD!

My comments are below ~ Wild Thing

During the Vietnam War through he was responsible for a massive disinformation campaign to turn America’s victories into defeats (the Ted Offensive) and fabricate out of whole cloth Viet Cong victories that were used to demoralize the American public. He should be remembered as one of the great traitors of American history, right there along with Benedict Arnold.

He was worse than Arnold because he was lying to so many more people. Good riddance to him. He can spend his time now in hell with Robert Strange McNamara.

Walter Cronkite betrayed every one of the 58,000 men who died in Viet Nam. He betrayed every man and woman wounded in Viet Nam. He betrayed every man and woman who served in Viet Nam and he betrayed the people of South Vietnam. He stabbed the Viet Nam vet in the back.

Walter Cronkite went to Hue during Tet '68 fairly late in the battle and saw what he wanted to see, but refused an invitation to see the massacred the communists had killed and tossed in a mass grave. He chose the side of the enemy and his reports of lies effected his buddy LBJ in his decision making as well.

When LBJ heard of Cronkite’s comments, he was quoted as saying, “That’s it. If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost middle America.”

Our American heroes fought hard, were maimed and died in that offensive and becuase of Cronkite.

Cronkite was a self serving bastard.

In January 2006, Cronkite said his statement on Vietnam was his proudest moment. When asked then if he would give the same advice on Iraq, Cronkite didn’t hesitate to say “Yes.”....article HERE....Cronkite's Vietnam moment: 'US must leave Iraq'

Walter Cronkite on the Tet Offensive

"Report from Vietnam," Walter Cronkite Broadcast, February 27, 1968.

Tonight, back in more familiar surroundings in New York, we'd like to sum up our findings in Vietnam, an analysis that must be speculative, personal, subjective. Who won and who lost in the great Tet offensive against the cities? I'm not sure. The Vietcong did not win by a knockout, but neither did we. The referees of history may make it a draw. Another standoff may be coming in the big battles expected south of the Demilitarized Zone. Khesanh could well fall, with a terrible loss in American lives, prestige and morale, and this is a tragedy of our stubbornness there; but the bastion no longer is a key to the rest of the northern regions, and it is doubtful that the American forces can be defeated across the breadth of the DMZ with any substantial loss of ground. Another standoff. On the political front, past performance gives no confidence that the Vietnamese government can cope with its problems, now compounded by the attack on the cities. It may not fall, it may hold on, but it probably won't show the dynamic qualities demanded of this young nation. Another standoff.
We have been too often disappointed by the optimism of the American leaders, both in Vietnam and Washington, to have faith any longer in the silver linings they find in the darkest clouds. They may be right, that Hanoi's winter-spring offensive has been forced by the Communist realization that they could not win the longer war of attrition, and that the Communists hope that any success in the offensive will improve their position for eventual negotiations. It would improve their position, and it would also require our realization, that we should have had all along, that any negotiations must be that-negotiations, not the dictation of peace terms. For it seems now more certain than ever that the bloody experience of Vietnam is to end in a stalemate. This summer's almost certain standoff will either end in real give-and-take negotiations or terrible escalation; and for every means we have to escalate, the enemy can match us, and that applies to invasion of the North, the use of nuclear weapons, or the mere commitment of one hundred, or two hundred, or three hundred thousand more American troops to the battle. And with each escalation, the world comes closer to the brink of cosmic disaster.
To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe, in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past. To suggest we are on the edge of defeat is to yield to unreasonable pessimism. To say that we are mired in stalemate seems the only realistic, yet unsatisfactory, conclusion. On the off chance that military and political analysts are right, in the next few months we must test the enemy's intentions, in case this is indeed his last big gasp before negotiations. But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.
This is Walter Cronkite. Good night.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 17, 2009 08:30 PM


Yup, I remember when Unca Waltah came out of the liberal closet and stabbed us Nam guys in the back. That will always be a big RED stain on his bio.

Posted by: Billy Ray at July 17, 2009 08:43 PM

Very interesting. Thank you.

Walter "Cong"kite will go down in the Anals of History...

Posted by: melt at July 17, 2009 09:24 PM

Walter Cronkite, one of the most trusted men in America, proved that America should be very careful of who it trusts.

I came home 2 months after Tet almost arrogant in my belief that we had just won the war. Then to read the newspapers and hear Uncle Walter and the other nightly pundits almost gloat in reporting on "our defeat".

Seven years later I heard these same news guys really gloat over the fall of South Vietnam. They congratulated the communists and they bragged about themselves. I have not trusted the news media since April Fools Day of 1968.

Hey Walter, say hi to LBJ and Robert Strange MacNamara. I bet they are begging for ice water.

Posted by: TomR at July 17, 2009 09:49 PM

Cronkite was in cahoots with the portesters and the North vietnamese. His report was a lie but as Johnson said, because of cronkite he lost middle American.

During Tet, we beat them at Khe sanh, Hue, their forces couldn't stand up to us. We beat the in the South and in the North whereever they tried to attack, they took huge amounts of casualties, and KIA's but these victories were never reported to the American Public. Only Cronkites lies were allowed through.

This was confirmed by the NVA General Giap himself. A little more effort on their part the thing could have been ended, he wrote.

But Cronkite chose to choose the side of the Anti-American left and call it a lose. He and MacNamara can share the same space in Hell.

That Cronkite report was the impetus to cause Johnson to quit on his troops. How could he quit on us, we didn't quit on him, we kept fighting and he quit. To me that was devestating, my thinking was a President never quits on his troops.

Posted by: Mark at July 17, 2009 09:54 PM

I can't take another michael jackson moment. That is`all that is on tonight. I'm more interested in the Hotel blasts today or our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. What Amanutjob or Ding Dong Jong is up to.

Posted by: Bob A at July 17, 2009 10:32 PM

I just came from visiting a place of heroes, wounded, aging sick and dying, it's too fresh today to give a rat's ass about that piece of shit. Drinks all around. Can't say a damned thing nice about him. I will have that celebratory drink in his passing though. You can read about his legacy here and here. Just for starters!!!

Thank you Chrissie.

Posted by: Jack at July 17, 2009 10:42 PM

Hey Walter-- hope it's warm enough for you and Bobby McNamara.

Posted by: Rick at July 18, 2009 02:07 AM

I would like sit at his grave and drink a 6-pack of beer. Ya know what I mean? Maybe we could all join up there and give it a real good soaking.

Posted by: Bob Jones (USAF - Retired) at July 18, 2009 09:09 AM

"HELLo again JFK and boy it sure is hot down here!" Thanks for telling it like it is and was!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 18, 2009 10:34 PM