A former Vietnamese jailer, Tran Trong Duyet, sat in his living room Friday (in Haiphong) and denied American prisoners of war had been subjected to torture during the Viet Nam War despite numerous POW accounts and physical evidence. It gets better. Duyet claimed that presidential nominee, John McCain, fabricated his beatings and solitary confinement experience to win over the public. Duyet's statements run parallel to the overall communist leadership recollections. Ahem. Meanwhile, today the Associated Press released a story that Horst Mahler, a left-wing terrorist group member, is facing a possible five year prison stretch for publishing Internet documents denying the Holocaust. Apparently denial of the Nazi Holocaust is a crime in Germany. I applaud their efforts. While we are busy watching our financial flux and the presidential race we had better diversify our attentions. The world is not standing still and our future, present, and "past" depend on our vigilance. We need to review the prior lessons of life in order to prevent a far worse legacy. Consider our diversification the greatest virtual reality game of all time...strike that "virtual" part.
Zanne Booker 10-08-08
Note: The world needs to review the prior lessons of life in order to prevent a far worse legacy.