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Vietnam reacts to Bush speech

August 23, 2007

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnamese fought for “a righteous cause” during the U.S. war but preferred to focus on the present, a government spokesman said on Thursday in reaction to President George W. Bush’s speech comparing the Iraq and Vietnam conflicts.

The war leaves consequences that are still visible today, and so are our memories,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Le Dung said at one of his twice-monthly media briefings.”But as a nation with a tradition that treasures peace, we are determined to not forget the past but value the present and look forward to a better future with other countries including the United States.”

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