If one were to look back 40 years, one can discover numerous strong and courageous leaders representing the nation of Vietnam. Whether it be the Communist North (excluding Ho Chi Minh & Le Duan) or the Democratic South Vietnamese, the leaders fought for a cause, not like the leaders of Vietnam today. The days of strong and willful leaders such as Ngo Dinh Diem, Nguyen Van Thieu (South Vietnam), and Vo Nguyen Giap (North Vietnam) are over. It is true that these men were on opposite sides, that one side (the North) chose the wrong ideology, and that they were bitter enemies. However, no matter how different these leaders are, they would never bow down and sell out their own country like the Communists today.
In the year 2010, Vietnam is under the rule of the corrupt, incompetent, and cowardly Communist Party characterized by the likes of Nong Duc Manh, Nguyen Tan Dung, and Nguyen Minh Triet. Currently the Vietnamese Communist Party has approximately 3 million members, with the Politburo at the top. The Politburo is composed of 14 members that include Manh, Dung, and Triet among others. These individuals call the shots within the Party and hold absolute power over everything inside the state of Vietnam. Unfortunately, in the hands of these man, the power is often wielded and abused in tyrannical ways, usually creating more suffering and hardship for the Vietnamese people. Not only does the VCP silence all opposition, crackdown on dissidents, and spend tax-payers’ money on their own selfish needs, but are also willing to obey orders given to them by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) however detrimental it may be to the Vietnamese people.
Never before in the history of Vietnam have the leaders willingly sold out their own people to further their own ends. Compared to leaders such as Ngo Dinh Diem, Nguyen Van Thieu, and Vo Nguyen Giap, the leadership of Vietnam today is simply trash.
Current leaders of the Vietnamese Communist Party (Left to Right): Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister, Nong Duc Manh, General Secretary, and Nguyen Minh Triet, President of the VCP.