For a revealing commentary on our “allies” in Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, read “Hanoi Hilary’s Mekong Initiative”, by William F. Jasper, in the August 6th, 2012 issue of The New American, p.44. Click here to access the article: Hanoi Hillary’s Mekong Initiative.

All three of the countries mentioned are brutal communist dictatorships, with miserable human rights records. Yet our government continues to shower these nations “with money, technology, and diplomatic honors.” It’s all in the above-mentioned article, which we strongly recommend reading.

Interestingly, the article contains a photograph of then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meeting with Communist Party boss Trong beneath a bust of Ho Chi Minh.