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Letter: Names, too, can hurt you

Dear Editor,

Concerning Tony Kevin's comments condemning the "anonymous source" that

was quoted in your paper. Mr. Kevin condemns the source as being cowardly for not

identifying himself (herself?). Mr. Kevin makes several blatant errors, both stated

and implied.

In the first place Mr. Kevin hints that the anonymous source is from the office of

a Washington Congressman who is anti-Hun Sen. Mr. Kevin would have us believe that

there is only one such elected representative in Washington. I can assure your readership

that there are MANY in Washington who have similar feelings on Hun Sen, and the sentiment

is surprisingly bipartisan. Curiously, Mr. Kevin fails to identify his mystery congressman.

Mr. Kevin's second error is more offensive. He leaves the impression that it is safe

to publicly condemn Hun Sen. Anyone who has any realistic knowledge of the present

situation in Cambodia knows such an idea is ludicrous.

In many fields of endeavor such a level of naivete might be amusing or refreshing,

but naivete of this caliber in the field of international politics is both ignorant

and inexcusable. Like anyone who has left family and friends behind in Cambodia,

I am sure you will understand my desire not to sign this letter:

Name withheld by request

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