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
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:
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