My family always thought that Bucher got a raw deal. We all read that book on The Pueblo and couldn't figure out why the government left those men hanging.
posted on 01/29/2004 5:12:25 PM PST
The justification was that when the ship was approached he surrendered his weapon and encouraged his men to do so rather than putting up even token resistance. This was a stark contrast with his subsequent leadership when they were all tortured so brutally. The real villians IMO were those who selected the ship and outfitted it. It was a defenseless hulk whose only weapons, 50 cals, were relics that jammed immediately upon being fired. Those lower down all too often pay for bad decisions higher up, and take the blame.
posted on 02/03/2004 11:01:01 PM PST
(Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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