Tuesday, May 24, 2016

To Americans "Vietnam" is a war, not a country

I wonder how long it will take before a U.S. President can visit Vietnam without the war hanging over the whole visit like a cloud. Presidents can go to Germany, Japan, Italy, or Austria without much thought of World War Two. (Although it does come up sometimes, as it will when Obama visits Hiroshima on his current Asian trip. But for most Japan trips, the war is barely mentioned in the coverage).