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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary A M SOME refugees are a la mode; some are not The frightened, bewildered, households in southern Vietnam's countryside, who have been hustled to take to the road following the collapse of the tinpot regime which the Americans bad set up, are much in the news. There should be, a straightforward psychological explanation for the outpourings of concern for the stranded ones down Saigon's roads. The plight of these refugees is the outcome of the waywardness of the Administration of the United StatesThe human misery of these refugees is the product of a diseased leadership in that country, For more than two decades, the Americans chose to run amuck in a land that was not theirs. They ruined a country and its people, killed men, women and children, destroyed property, poisoned food and foliage, in the pursuit of their imperial influence. Now, at the end of 60,000 American lives and $ 200 billion, they discover that they have achieved nothing. At least two million Vietnamese lives have been lost in the course of this dismal discovery.

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