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Sunday, May 30, 2004
The war in Iraq, we are told, is just like the war in Vietnam.
For these reasons, I was very pleased to host a talk on Wednesday by Quynh Dao, a Vietnamese Australian who witnessed the war in Vietnam, saw communism in place, fled to Australia, and has watched how the media and intellectuals have distorted the truth about the Vietnam war and the communist dictatorship.
Quynh, a member of the Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Committee, gave a highly professional presentation, with technical assistance from the Vietnamese Professionals Society (Victoria). The result was a truly memorable experience.
The text of Quynh's talk, Two Sides to Every Story: Perspectives on the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, is now available.
Comments would be most welcome.