Having just posted yet more depressing news of our time — this one on Syria’s biological weapons program — it seems fitting to offer something genuinely uplifting as counterpoint. In case you have not already seen it, 60 Minutes earlier this month had a wonderful segment, heart-warming, inspiring and thoroughly worth watching; a tale of human character at its best. It’s the story of how an American banker, John Riordan, working in Saigon during the Vietnam War, risked his life in the days just before the 1975 fall of Saigon to smuggle 105 Vietnamese out of the country. For those he saved, and for Riordan himself, a story with a happy ending. Here’s the link.
October 27, 2013 - 12:48 am