J.D. contends that the latest wrinkle in the Vietnam-America relationship, as reported by the PowerLine blog isn’t really new at all.
“Most remarkable of all, my friend said that the Vietnamese people love Americans. They can’t stand the Chinese, but they love Americans…. the Vietnamese rioters reportedly spared factories that flew the American flag.”
Yes, well, as J.D. notes, some Vietnamese loved us during the war, too: “As long as we had something they wanted, mostly money.” The urbanites, mainly, as I recall. The peasants in the countryside, at least in my AO, were afraid of us and after close association we learned to be afraid of them, too.