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Any One Know if This Was True? (english)
03 Apr 2003
Modified: 04 Apr 2003
To: NamPoW's

You asked about POWs telling the NVNese captors that our
freedoms allow Americans to say anything about anybody.

Your story was repeated many, many times in Hanoi. But the captor
usually usually whacked the POW several times before leaving. And
they never left without a word. Usually, "You will regret this."

I did it on two occasions that I remember. It was a standard
answer... And I got smacked around both times.

Paul E. Galanti
NSO Director
American Ex-POWs

>any one know if this is true? and who was involved?
>MicMac Merc
>The captor of an American POW in Vietnam one day shows
>him an anti-war protest on TV, and says "You see, you've
>lost. Even your own country doesn't agree with you." The
>POW counters "No, that shows we'll endure - because our
>country is strong enough to allow the freedom to disagree."
>The captor walks out without a word.
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hypocrites abound (english)
03 Apr 2003

>> our country is strong enough to allow the freedom to disagree
thank you (english)
04 Apr 2003
Merc, thanks a bunch for digging that up !