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Calley Apologizes for My Lai
MSNBC.com ^ | 08/21/09 | staff

Posted on 08/21/2009 7:47:30 PM PDT by grandpa jones

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Speaking in a soft, sometimes labored voice, the only U.S. Army officer convicted in the 1968 slayings of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai made an extraordinary public apology while speaking to a small group near the military base where he was court-martialed

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apology; calley; courtmartial; mylai; shoesalesman; usedcarsalesman; vietnam; vietnamvets
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1 posted on 08/21/2009 7:47:31 PM PDT by grandpa jones
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To: grandpa jones

Medina was just as guilty as he was.


2 posted on 08/21/2009 7:51:59 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: grandpa jones

Oh Oh. I smell an MSNBC post. Must we foul the air here?


3 posted on 08/21/2009 7:52:26 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: grandpa jones
what a mistake, he has nothing to apologize for!
4 posted on 08/21/2009 7:53:37 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: grandpa jones

I’ve never heard the whole story. Was the village harboring VC? I would hazard a guess that that would be the case.


5 posted on 08/21/2009 7:53:50 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who is this uncircumcised, to oppose the armies of The Living God?)
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To: grandpa jones
why? whats the motive?? to cleanse his soul???
6 posted on 08/21/2009 7:55:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: grandpa jones

I guess he figured, everybody else is apologizing, he might as well do it too.

“Everybody wants to get into the act!” - Jimmy Durante


7 posted on 08/21/2009 7:55:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
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To: grandpa jones

did the viet cong ever apologize for the hanoi hilton?? how about the tet offensive??


8 posted on 08/21/2009 7:57:04 PM PDT by lonster
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To: FlingWingFlyer
“Everybody wants to get into the act!” - Jimmy Durante

an epidemic of capitulation.

9 posted on 08/21/2009 7:58:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: dalereed
Apparently, we have come to totally misunderstand the reasons, meaning and mechanisms of war in this country.

God help us.

10 posted on 08/21/2009 7:58:56 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: grandpa jones

i guess a lot of usaf and raf pilots and bombadeers have a lot to apologize for because of their bombing raids in WWII. /sarc>


11 posted on 08/21/2009 7:58:59 PM PDT by robomatik
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To: elkfersupper

I certainly agree with that.


12 posted on 08/21/2009 8:08:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: All; elkfersupper; fatima; do the dhue; Landru

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NEVER FORGET

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The one thing The LOVE Itself needs more of in this world is...
...more LOVE.

And that only comes when people are...
...FREE..!!!

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Thus those who so selflessly fight to make it so around this world are putting a broad smile on GOD’s Face in the process:

MEL’s -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1085111/posts

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NEVER FORGET

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13 posted on 08/21/2009 8:14:11 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: lonster
how about the tet offensive??

We kicked their butts so bad during Tet, their only apology would be to their own militia. JMHO

14 posted on 08/21/2009 8:18:48 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama? Not so much.)
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To: grandpa jones
Do you think Teddy the Fish will follow the example?

I am betting "no."

15 posted on 08/21/2009 8:23:27 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: All; lonster

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NEVER FORGET

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Communists now in control of everything in a once FREE South Vietnam really do have much to answer for after the FALL of FREEDOM there, known as the FALL of SAIGON.

For then came a most horrid holocaust for millions of poor S.E. Asian souls:

JOURNEY from the FALL

http://www.JourneyFromTheFall.com

Pictues of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

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And it can all happen right HERE in a still FREE America..!!!

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NEVER FORGET

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16 posted on 08/21/2009 8:29:26 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All

Nothing to apologize for??? RAF pilots should apologize too??? These weren’t villagers killed as a consequence of a bombing run or side casualties of a firefight. In fact not a single shot was fired at the US troops who butchered over 500 old men, women, and children. Many were sexually abused. Did the RAF jump out of their planes to GANG RAPE the people they were bombing? Did they carve “RAF” into peoples bodies?

Over 120 US soldiers were brave enough to say “SCREW YOU” to the sick bastards carrying this out and they refused to participate. Sadly only 3 did anything to stop it-landing their helicopter “in the line of fire between American ground troops and fleeing Vietnamese civilians to prevent their murder”.

The actions of these murderers dishonored all the men who served their country with honor on the battlefields of Southeast Asia.


17 posted on 08/21/2009 8:31:34 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: dalereed
what a mistake, he has nothing to apologize for!

He should have been executed.

18 posted on 08/21/2009 8:32:43 PM PDT by Strategerist
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19 posted on 08/21/2009 8:33:04 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: U S Army EOD
Medina was just as guilty as he was.

As was LTC Barker, who was called to account at a higher court before it all hit the fan. (He died in battle elsewhere.)

At the time I asked our battalion S-4 why Calley had taken the fall alone, and he explained, "Lieutenant, in the military, shit always flows downhill." I never forgot that.

20 posted on 08/21/2009 8:35:53 PM PDT by Publius (Conservatives aren't always right. We're just right most of the time.)
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