Friday, August 24, 2007

Don Surber: Vietnam sucks

Don Surber of the Charleston Daily Mail writes:

By injecting the aftermath of Vietnam into the post-Iraq War debate, President Bush opened the refrigerator door — and that sent the apologists for Ho Chi Minh and Pol Pot scurrying. Somehow the millions of boat people and the millions sent to concentration camps — re-education camps — are glossed over. One man’s death a tragedy, a million deaths a statistic, as Josef Stalin said.

The Great Big Lie is that Vietnam is some sort of paradise today.

Let us review:

He then gives us some very interesting statistics about how that country is faring. Like... Per capita income ($2 a day).

Surber's post is a short, intense, fun read. He's right, too. Vietnam sucks.