Comments: Opinion Journal threatens Red Cross!

Minor historical note: the Viet Cong didn't have anything to do with what went on in Hanoi. They were the guerillas active in the South. Essentially a revival of the Viet Minh, ostensibly independent of the Hanoi government and claiming to be representative of the people of South Vietnam, they were actually covertly directly fully controlled by Hanoi, and after the war, most of their leaders were shot, and almost none ended up in the government. But neither at the time, nor in information subsequently revealed, did anyone have the notion they were in charge of the government of North Vietnam.

Posted by Gary Farber at November 28, 2003 03:17 PM