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You people are expected to keep the peace and when you do you are seen as tyrants and when you don't you are seen as lazy.
Kind of a screwed if you do, screwed if you don't scenario.
America is doing somewhat of a part by contributing money, but like always she isn't regulating where the money is going.
Since 2007, Congress has allocated a total of $6 million to help address Agent Orange issues in Vietnam.
U.S. ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak said the $1.7 million most recently allocated to conduct an environmental assessment of the Danang air base is being done to comply with both U.S. and Vietnamese law and is a necessary step toward cleanup. "We're investigating many promising techniques," Michalak said following the signing ceremony in Hanoi. Careful study is required if the job is to be done right, he added. "We know there is dioxin in the soil," he said. "But what method do we use to remove it? Where do we tell the diggers to dig? It's just another step on the road."
At another abandoned U.S. air base in the Aluoi Valley, a Vietnamese botanist raised $25,000 in donations to plant cactus-like bushes and thorn trees around contaminated areas to prevent villagers from entering to fish there. (Dioxins quickly accumulate in animal fat.) Though these are not long-term solutions, Hatfield found that after the simple barriers went up, dioxin levels in the blood and breast milk of nearby residents dropped dramatically.
U.S. negotiators and scientists are frustrated that Vietnam seems to blame all the population's birth defects on the defoliants.
Still, the Vietnamese people (and the government, though more quietly) contend it's the U.S. that should be doing more — much more. Some point out that the U.S. spends only a fraction on Agent Orange cleanup compared to the $50 million it spends every year on searching for the remains of American soldiers missing in action.
The problem was their BEHAVIOUR during the war. Just because you hafta to go doesn't mean you have to make an ass out of yourself while you do it.
Anyway, it's not 30 years ago anymore and why should these people of today be punished for mistakes of the past?
Just because they started it gives us carte blanche to do as we please and then ignore the moral responsibilities which come along with our actions?
Vietnam has NEVER come back from what America did to her.