A tentative deal between the Laotian government, anti-government guerrillas, and expatriated Lao refugees could finally bring an end to a little-known conflict that grew out of the Vietnam War.
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As it turns out, underperformance and doublespeak are par for the course among U.S. officials involved in the three-nation Hmong crisis.
By visiting these "jungle" Hmong, by speaking with them directly, Lair had confirmed that there was an inner core of legitimate refugees whom the U.S. government should help.
The real tragedy is that, whatever happens or doesn't happen with this misguided federal court case, some innocent tribal people are being killed.
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