Wednesday, November 01, 2006

We visited the War Remnants Museum (formerly known as the "Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes") in Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon. It is incredible how warm and welcoming the Vietnamese people are to Americans considering the devastation the US caused the Vietnamese people. It is hard to understand how anybody could support this sort of aggression.

The exhibits documenting the effects of "Agent Orange" are disturbing to say the least. This museum is interesting as it offers a glimpse of the war from the perspective of the Vietnamese people. More than anything else, it reminds us that the biggest losers in most wars are the civilians.

The images are a French Guillotine and an American Tank. (You should be able to read the description by clicking on the photo)

Noam Chomsky said about the Vietnam War, "The war is simply an obscenity, a depraved act by weak and miserable men, including all of us who have allowed it to go on and on with endless fury and destruction - all of us who would have remained silent had stability and order been secured."

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