LawyerRon - lol. Yeah, he could hook up with Hanoi Jane now that she left that socialist pig Ted Turner. Of course being single doesn't seem to be much of a prerequisite with Clinton.
I agree that we have less than free trade with Vietnam (or any other country for that matter), but I'm in favor of any step in that direction. The benefits of trade are maximized if both parties drop all trade barriers, but even if one party does not it is still best to minimize restrictions as much as possible. If countries like Japan and China want to shoot themselves in the foot by putting up restrictive trade rules on their side of the fence, let them. One just has to look at Japan's economy today to see that protectionism (or in their case, merchantilism) does not work.