Poor Nguyen Minh Triet.
Sure, he survived as a communist soldier fighting better armed American troops during the Vietnam War and he's fought his way to the top to become president of Vietnam.
But President Nguyen can't get a break from Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
For the umpteenth time, Sanchez has demanded that Nguyen rule his country with American ideals of freedom.
Today, she sent him a letter urging him to release more than 100 “political and religious prisoners” in honor of that nation's upcoming September 2 “National Day.”
Said Sanchez, “If Vietnam wants to be taken seriously in the eyes of the international community, it must do more to improve its abysmal human rights record.”
She wasn't totally curt though.
In her letter, she addressed Nguyen as “His Excellency.”
Sanchez's congressional district is home to Little Saigon, the largest concentration of pro-Democracy Vietnamese immigrants in the world.
–R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly