Pretty sick, doncha think, gb? That's the good ole us of a. The 'a' stands for assholes.
Yet, since the war ended 35 years ago, Congress has set aside just $6 million to assist Vietnam with herbicide-related issues, despite evidence that large numbers of civilians in the south -- people in whose name the war was fought -- were exposed to defoliants that have since been outlawed in the U.S.
Private philanthropies -- including the Ford Foundation, the Gates Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies -- have provided nearly three times more money than the U.S. to help the Vietnamese overcome health and environmental damage brought on by the herbicides.