Placing yourself in your own home with your safety in jeopardy - action must be taken to ensure your safety is returned. This is more or less just like that, a matter of cleaning up. But who cleans up? In this case, the US deployed over two tons of bombs per person and used Laos as a way to
improve the 'efficiency' of aerial attacks, particularly against "soft" targets like personnel (i.e. people). For these two reasons I believe Obama took a very humane way to make this country safe again.
Yes, I believe Obama was right to provide funds to Laos for destroying unexploded ordinances. It is the obligation of the United States to assist Laos in clearing their country of unexploded bombs from previous US military campaigns. The funds are the least that Obama can do to help solve a problem that was started by the US originally.
The bombings were part of a CIA-run, secret operation aimed at destroying the North Vietnamese supply routes along the Ho Chi Minh trail and wiping out its communist allies.They also left a trail of devastation in Laos, which U.S. planes used as a dumping ground for bombs when their original target was unavailable and planes couldn't land with explosives. Across the country, over 20,000 people have been killed or injured by bombs since the war, many of them children.
The U.S. will give Laos $90 million over the next 3 years to help clear the unexploded ordnance that were left by the Vietnam War. This is a humanitarian gesture to prevent further injury or death to the innocent citizens of Laos. There is no political agenda to gain from this action but it is just the right thing to do.