Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Today's Strange Foreign Snapshot

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, they have the War Remnants Museum, which documents the impact of several wars on the nation. Before the U.S. and Vietnam made up in the 1990s, it was known as the Museum of American and Chinese Aggression. It has such uplifting displays as a row of jars containing dead fetuses deformed by Agent Orange. A lot of laughs.

I did think this caption of a photo that showed Americans hanging out at one of the bases reflects that, despite the name change, there's just a wee bit of residual bitterness:

It says: "Encircled and attacked interminably, the American soldiers lead their miserable lives at their bases."

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