Poll: Vietnamese upbeat 35 years after U.S. exit

Thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the people of this country are optimistic about the future, bullish about the free market and rarely think about a conflict that still ignites political passions in America.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36838056/ns/world_news-asiapacific/from/ET

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3 Responses to Poll: Vietnamese upbeat 35 years after U.S. exit

  1. Frank Remkiewicz says:

    I recall our meanderings in Hue. When inside the Citadel we came across two “ex-VC” and one former NVA type. They all went to great lengths to share with us the following sentiment, ” The war is over, we are friends now.” Edwin Keh, another of our fellow travellers captured that phrase elsewhere in his photographs of the trip.

    While I still have much to work through from that trip, I must admit, “The war is over, we are friends now.”

    Peace+

  2. Frank Remkiewicz says:

    Hi! When we were in Hue we shared with some old VC/NVA types. Edwin Keh, in his pictures echoed what they shared with us. What they said puts things into perspective. “The war is over. We are friends now.”

  3. Kathy Beard says:

    Yes, the former VC’s smile and outstretched hand to shake with you, Frank, said it all. Thanks for the words, “The war is over. We are friends now.” While I didn’t know at the time that it was said. I didn’t have to know it; his smile and his quick, open, sincere handshake said it all. It was a very meaningful, special moment for us all. Did Edwin get pictures of the moment? I’ll send you my 3 pics, but I was so taken with the moment, that I didn’t think to get my camera out until the moment had almost passed!

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