McCain in Vietnam

NPR's Rob Gifford reports from Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, about Senator John McCain's statements today strongly criticizing the Vietnamese government. Senator McCain, who is in Vietnam for the 25th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, said the wrong side won the Vietnam War. The senator, who spent five-and-half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, also said he still despises his captors for torturing and killing some of his fellow prisoners of war. The Vietnamese government has denied torturing McCain or the others and in response to his criticism today, said Americans were guilty of horrendous crimes during the war.

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