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I Have Committed The Mistake Of Believing In Americans

 
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http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/vietnam-people-america-1821074-times-new

(Regardless of what one thinks about this war or any other, we have honour, and we can't give our word, and renege upon it. I am sure this would have been the position of forefathers. BT)


Former Cambodian Prime Minister Sirik Matak, to whom the U.S. ambassador sportingly offered asylum.

"I cannot, alas, leave in such a cowardly fashion," Matak told him. "I never believed for a moment that you would have this sentiment of abandoning a people which has chosen liberty. I have committed this mistake of believing in you, the Americans."

So Sirik Matak stayed in Phnom Penh and on April 21st was executed by the Khmer Rouge, along with about 2 million other people in the next few years.
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