North Korea agrees.
They held a massive victory parade today.
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President Obama hailed veterans of the Korean War Saturday, saying their sacrifices ensured that millions of Koreans could live safely in a democracy.
Speaking on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War’s armistice, he noted that some had expressed their dissatisfaction with the war’s resolution, which resulted in the establishment of a demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea and did not end with a definitive truce. He noted that many dismissed the conclusion with the phrase “die for a tie.”
But he argued that, decades later, those efforts have proven fruitful.
“That war was no tie. Korea was a victory,” he told those gathered in Washington at the Korean War Memorial. “When 50 million South Koreans live in freedom, a vibrant democracy…a stark contrast to the repression and poverty of the North, that is a victory and that is your legacy.”
Obama also noted that Korean War veterans did not receive the praise and thanks upon returning home, and “deserve better.”
“Unlike World War II, Korea did not galvanize our country, these veterans did not return to parades,” he said. “Unlike Vietnam, Korea did not tear at our country, these veterans did not return to protests.
“Among many Americans tired of war, there was, it seems, a desire to forget, to move on,” he added. “Here in America, no war should ever be forgotten, no veteran should ever be overlooked.”
TOTUS forgot to tell Obama that MacArthur was fired by Truman because he wanted to annihilate the communists in North Korea. Truman just wanted to secure the South. No final peace agreement was signed between the two Koreas. The North Koreans to this day are a threat to peace in the region.