Senseless Destruction of Human Life

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Not in Syria, but in Vietnam. According to a new book I plan on reading on the Vietnam War, The Real History of the Vietnam War by Alan Axelrod, the U.S. dropped 2,756,941 tons of ordnance on Cambodia between 1965 and 1973–more than all Allied forces dropped over Europe in World War II. And we are supposed to honor the pilots who dropped the deadly bombs just because they didn’t kill anyone face to face or rape anyone? I am told that none of the pilots were drafted, not that that makes a difference.

A reader writes: “As I wrap up my trip to Cambodia I marvel at the warmth and hospitality I have enjoyed. I can’t figure out why they do not hate Americans and instead treat us as honored guests. And NO it is not about the dollar. I look at these warm and beautiful people and want to cry over what they have suffered at the hands of the criminals in D.C.”

6:04 pm on May 6, 2013