We are not exactly pro-American as the questioner claims or rather the Vietnamese have never worshiped Americans. It is true that the US committed many crimes against Vietnamese civilians during the Vietnam War such as the My Lai Massacre, but that was 76 years ago and we do not want to repeat it in order to incite hatred. Even the Viet Cong who fought with the US are no longer as hostile to the Americans as they used to be, even ready to welcome Vietnamese veterans who plan to visit this country.
In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018, photo, massacre survivor Pham Thi Thuan looks at a reconstructed thatched house in My Lai memorial site in Son My, Vietnam. (AP)
Besides, haven't the Americans who directly committed crimes against Vietnamese civilians now apologize to the Vietnamese? Why hold grudges against Americans for the Vietnam War when they themselves are ashamed of having committed crimes against the Vietnamese?
But not just the US, even South Korea , China , and Cambodia have committed crimes against Vietnam many times over and they have never said a single apology to the Vietnamese. More specifically, they even praising the Blue Dragon Brigade who sacrificed in Vietnam for economy of their country while the fact that South Korean army sacrificed by slaughtered Vietnamese innocents. It made us dislike their actions, but we never made them apologize because we didn't want to affect the business relationship.
Women raped by Korean soldiers during Vietnam war still awaiting apology