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To: GailA
I take strong offense to the posts here cheering Westmoreland's suicide. It wasn't noble and it wasn't decent. It was cowardly. The noble thing would have been to resign, fess up, and publically state that he accepts full responsibility and the consequences of his actions.

I think there were probably a lot of other similar or related incidents that have been kept quiet. Westmoreland probably saw that the line of dominoes was about to start falling. It makes me wonder what all he was hiding.
34 posted on 06/19/2002 8:47:38 PM PDT by tdadams
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To: tdadams
"I take strong offense to the posts here cheering Westmoreland's suicide. It wasn't noble and it wasn't decent. It was cowardly. The noble thing would have been to resign, fess up, and publically state that he accepts full responsibility and the consequences of his actions."

I completely agree here. It was a very cowardly action, nevermind towards his constituents, but to his own family.

37 posted on 06/19/2002 8:53:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: tdadams
The noble thing would have been to resign, fess up, and publically state that he accepts full responsibility and the consequences of his actions.

Well, of course. And the worst he could have done is lie, deny and smear the victims.

Suicide comes down fairly firmly in the middle. It's a confession of sorts and now we all know he won't ever do it again. Terrible for his family, but I'm not sure a public anal exam would have been better.

50 posted on 06/19/2002 10:12:48 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: tdadams
It was cowardly.

Exactly. His family will now have to pay the price of his embarrassment on top of their grief.

92 posted on 06/20/2002 1:48:09 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands
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