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Apr 2nd 2011 9:32PM Well said Mike, the Laotian Gov't also relentlessly hunts the Hmong tribesman who chose democracy vice communsim during that conflict. Unfortunately, when the US and CIA pulled out of Laos we left them holding the bag and the country was overrun by North Vietnames and communist Pathet Lao. The Hmong have been pursued and hunted by Laotian troops, assisted by Vietnam (Communists hold huge grudges dating back to the French occupation of the area). I encourage people to look up "Hmong Tribesman" and read about their plight. The US Gov't will help Libyia who never did anything for the US, but continue to turn a blind eye to an old ally. Many more "attrocities" have been committed by Laos over the past 37 years than in Libyia over the past few months. President Obama did raise concern about the Hmong still being exterminated to the Gov't of Laos, but nothing panned out...no president since that war has gone to bat for a loyal people. Sad.