Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vietnam War

A cyclo is a great way for sightseeing.
Vietnamese artists hard at work earning a living.

Although there are no reminders of the Vietnam War as I travelled around the country (except in museums), I couldn't help but reflect, as I looked at the younger generation of Vietnamese, what a sheer waste in lives for all those kids and young people as well as their parents whose lives were cruelly snuffed out.

The young born after the war knows virtually nothing of the war. They go about their daily lives blissfully ignorant of the horrors of the Vietnam War. Everybody works hard for a better future, and recriminations for past misdeeds are a waste of time.

Vietnam is too busy building a better future for its people to be enslaved to the past. Given the industry of its people, I won't be surprised if it becomes the next Asian tiger.

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