Moon's Apology to Vietnam

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                      I find the act one of hypocrisy. South Korean President Moon Jae-in issues an
apology to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for South Korea’s part on the side of the United States
during the Vietnam War. Why?! In his view, for the “terrible things done to the Vietnamese people
by the armed forces of the Republic of Korea.” What about the terrible things done to the
Vietnamese people by the former Communist Vietcong and North Vietnamese armed forces? What
about the Hue Massacre where the Vietcong and North Vietnamese slaughtered between 2,800 to
6,000 South Vietnamese because of their loyalty to the Republic of Vietnam? That alone was the single
worst massacre in the entire Vietnam War, and something not even remotely mentioned by the
current Vietnamese government in their Vietnam Military History Museum. What is also not mentioned is
the fact that during the Vietcong Tet Offensive in 1968, the Vietcong and North Vietnamese murdered
another 5,000 South Vietnamese in the areas they occupied. After the war, the Communists forcefully
interned 1 million to 2.5 million into slave labor camps called “re-education camps” for those who
had worked for the former South Vietnamese government or who had simply disagreed with the
Communist authorities. How many of these people perished in these camps is disputed. These
camps were closed in 1986—11 years after the war ended. Then there are the 1.6 million
Vietnamese who fled the Communist regime from 1975-1990. They risked the dangers of the sea
and pirates than risk another day in a Communist Vietnam. Considering how many Vietnamese
had lost their lives to the Vietnamese Communists, I have to ask the question who should be
issuing any apologies?!