On this weekend as we are heading into our Memorial Day, it is fitting we stop and take a pause, and read the evidence presented by Sydney Schanberg in the American Conservative, July 1, 2010.
The story should be a best seller, intrigue, discovery, spies, thrilling moments and disappointing defeats, but one thing it doesn't have is where congress authorized the 3.25Billion to the Vietnamese Government for War Reparations agreed to by Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. It also does not contain the the amount of ransom we paid to get our prisoner's of war released, although it does have the amount the French had to spend.
One thing it does have, is a certain POW who worked tirelessly to cover-up the fact that America did leave their men behind.
Sydney Schanberg is an award-winning (including a Pulitzer) long-time journalist best known for his book, The Death and Life of Dith Pran, on which the 1984 Academy Award-winning movie “The Killing Fields” was based.