Easy decisions

By lex, on June 22nd, 2007

Sometimes decisions in international diplomacy are fraught with consequence and every action seemingly has as much going against it as it does to recommend it. Other times ** it’s easy:

When American GI’s returned from the Vietnam War, some tried to smuggle home the skulls of Vietcong and North Vietnamese soldiers. The graffiti-covered skulls served as ashtrays, candle holders and trophies. Six skulls were seized by the Customs Service. They remain in limbo, relegated to a drawer on the campus of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

At a time when President George W. Bush plans to chastise the Vietnamese leader about human rights abuses, a question confronts his own administration: Should we return the Vietnamese trophy skulls?

Absolutely, we should give them back.

I mean, it’s a no-brainer.

** 08-09-2018 Original link gone; replacement found – Ed.

 

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