>Vietnams economy is booming and a huge amount of capital is being spent on high tech investments in the country. Many western companies are using it as a base of operations since the government has adopted a very capitalist attitude.
As I said, Vietnam’s economy is similar to China’s. :-)
>The only place it still lives on is in the minds of Americans.
Does that mean we should turn a blind eye to any human rights abuses if they occur?
It means many things are trumped up to fit an agenda of demonizing Vietnam. If you are really curious if things are as many on this thread say, go on vacation and see for yourself. It is a beautiful country and they welcome American tourists with open arms.