Skip to comments.Calley Apologizes for My Lai
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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Medina was just as guilty as he was.
Oh Oh. I smell an MSNBC post. Must we foul the air here?
I’ve never heard the whole story. Was the village harboring VC? I would hazard a guess that that would be the case.
I guess he figured, everybody else is apologizing, he might as well do it too.
“Everybody wants to get into the act!” - Jimmy Durante
did the viet cong ever apologize for the hanoi hilton?? how about the tet offensive??
an epidemic of capitulation.
God help us.
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>
I certainly agree with that.
The one thing The LOVE Itself needs more of in this world is...
And that only comes when people are...
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-
We kicked their butts so bad during Tet, their only apology would be to their own militia. JMHO
I am betting "no."
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
Pictues of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp
And it can all happen right HERE in a still FREE America..!!!
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.
He should have been executed.
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.
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