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Each week, LA Progressive’s editors pick what they regard as a particularly insightful comment from one of our readers, both to draw attention to one particular reader’s thoughts and to encourage more readers to weigh in with their opinions. This week’s pithy "Feedback Friday" response comes from Nguyen Lang, who commented on the article by Walter G. Moss, ""On Still Not Getting the Vietnam War"

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In Vietnam, we can forgive but never forget. The people of Vietnam suffered tremendously in that war the aim of which even Americans cannot understand. But for us, the reason why we have to fight is clear, that is the independence of our motherland. That reason guided the Vietnamese people during more than 2000 years when we had to fight against many wicked, cruel foreign invaders.

We are always grateful to the American people who succeeded in obliging its government to end that unnecessary experience.The viewpoint of the Vietnamese people can be found abundantly in Vietnamese publications, not necessarily in American documentaries which understandably are for internal consumption

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