Skip to comments.My Lai again?
Posted on 06/11/2006 12:00:57 PM PDT by ncountylee
We hope day by day that the facts will become plain as to what occurred at Haditha in November. But this isn't happening. What we have is a story the components of which are pieces perpetually on the move. Starting at the bloody end, we read that 24 Iraqi civilians were killed by U.S. Marines in blood lust, the Marines reacting to the killing of a beloved member of their unit by a roadside bomb. Fiddle with the words above, and you can compose narratives for just about every story that has gone out.
It is illuminating that there is this confusion having to do with the facts. "Illuminating" is less than "reassuring." Somebody killed those Iraqi civilians, including women and children.
But memory is aroused, and we turn to Facts on File for April 7, 1971. It recounts in some detail the aftermath of the court-martial of Lt. William L. Calley Jr., who was in command of the platoon in Vietnam that slaughtered dozens, perhaps hundreds, of civilians in the little village of My Lai, bringing on the greatest crisis of military morale since World War II.
The court-martial began two years after Richard Nixon had been elected president, at the height of the national self-examination on the question whether we had been correct to send troops to Vietnam in the first place. The news of what seemed to be cold-blooded murder was arresting, gripping the American conscience as if by testicular strength, demanding to know how to square the American deed in Vietnam with the American ideals that sent us to Vietnam.
And yet there was such immediate dismay over the court-martial verdict that the Pentagon sent out a "white paper" explaining what had been done.
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
Sure Bill...let's not wait until the military investigation is done...let's dredge up My Lai.
Buckley was pretty good til he went senile.
This is not an investigation of a few troops but the whole US military.
It is being used as an opportunity to tear down the whole on the backs of a few.
That act is, to me, the similarity to My Lai.
Actually, I think it's the drugs. Buckley is a big time pot-head.
More like, "Me Lie."
I didn't even know he was still alive...
I stopped taking him seriously when he started promoting compulsory volunteerism.
Lawyer: Marine Denies Haditha Massacre
He's getting up there. Must have a portrait in his attic ala Dorian Grey.
Haditha media frenzy = Me Lie
I remember hearing that he had gone out on a boat into international waters to try marijuana (so that he wouldn't be breaking any US laws), but didn't realize that he had turned into a big time pot-head. Reefer madness.
Yeah, it's childish, but it's how I feel. It's my Dummie impersonation.
Thanks- copied & saved.
This is just his way of reinforcing his opinion.
One tok over the line...
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