I understand Valintine's valid contempt for America to abandon our Vietnamese friends, in 75, but the PRU soldiers were ALL former VC and this is exactly what they did to those they captured and worse! This war was not like ANY other war America ever fought. It wasn't about gaining ground...like say WW2 or even Korea. It was ALL about "BODY COUNT"! With EVERYONE demanding a body quota it's just a bit hypocritical to place EVERYTHING on Phoenix! To say we were just a bunch of assassins is BS! We were there to STOP the VC from torturing and assassinating everyone with authority that would not comply with NVA, to villagers who just didn't have it, and the Tax collectors were the worse! Counting bodies almost every morning for non compliance bt TC's was routine! ROE sucked... and that "ONE" GD sentence that Nixon uttered about "only going 12 miles" past the fence was the death of the war. We FINALLY found the VC MAIN camp... with the Intel from SOGS AND VC who went Chieu hoi, and defected to PHOENIX, who revealed it was only about 18 miles into Cambodia. We were on the way there when told to HALT... because of that comment. Had we got there, America would have won the war, right there... and Valintine knows it! Yea... it sucks when America turns its back on its friends, Doug. Although Paramilitary, I still feel this desertion from YOU! [ Even Snepp isn't so spiteful.] So I ask you, today.... have things changed? Do you know that Americas AG, Eric Holder, is doing his best to "PROSECUTE" the two Pakistani moles who helped the US catch Bin Laden? One is sitting in solitary confinement in Pakistan while Holder is doing his best to stamp them as 'terrorists! Talk about FU!