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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The Peers summary mentions the rapes.
Calley even mentioned in his testimony that he had to stop a soldier from molesting a girl.
The “Findings” section of the Peers report mentions rape and sodomy.
Do you have first hand knowledge that Calley and General Peers were lying or are you just so determined that Americans can do no wrong that anyone who says they did is a liar?
How I pity you.
You said, “Many were sexually abused.”
Within the context of your entire damning post “many” sounds like more than a few isolated incidents.
I was more worried about my butt during those days. However, I believe we won that one despite civilian losses and despite what Uncle Walter fed to the American public in his newscasts.
That would be a lazy Sunday afternoon for Pol Pot.
Another interesting discussion:
My Lai Massacre convict Calley apologizes
The general's line in Platoon (1988) "If I find out there has been an illegal killing there WILL be a court martial" proved to be the case.
Johnson's dismissal (The Day It Became The Longest War) of the Joint Chiefs November 1965 request to bomb Hanoi and mine Haiphong made defeat certain.
Cronkite's treacherous lie that Tet was an enemy victory qualifies him for a seat up close at Satan's campfire.
John Kerry's and Ted Kennedy's contribution to the betrayal of the South and the ensuing tens of thousands murdered there and the two million in Cambodia gives the Left no room to criticize Calley.
The president has continued to allow the Holocaust denier to murder 700 to cement his stolen election and to buy time for the nuclear weapon with which to erase the Zionist entity and destroy the Great Satan.
A great deal was made of the four killed at Kent State while there is no remembrance of the 2,000 killed in the 130 locations dubbed the "Tiananmen Massacre".
We mustn't offend our debtors, though they have run up a score circa sixty million murdered.
Surely we will hear from Bill Ayers (eliminate 25 million to cement the revolution) the conscience of the Obama regime.
Meanwhile the Marines have been persecuted by the corrupt John Murtha and the enemy assets of al-Jazeera, the ambitious and the unscrupulous who are instituting the ROEs in Afghanistan.
The world remains a place where rough men on the razor's edge provide us our broad boulevard from which to demonize their decisions.
Calley knows he alone carries his consequences and will bear a judgment passing our understanding.
Here comes a car up to the gate, the driver fumbles for the detona
And decision-making must continue, despite the ever-increasing sense that actions will be second-guessed and prosecuted.
Tony Lake had FBI agents bring back CIA agent Bob Baer for questioning on a charge of attempted assassination of Saddam Hussein.
Baer was on the trail of the bomber of the Beirut Embassy in 1983 which killed sixty-some.
Obama went with the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
It's not appeasement; it's treason: weak horse, strong horse--and the guy's a Muslim.
Interesting times. Gooks in the wire.
I went in the army after the massacre and it was taught repeatedly that you are bound by honor and law to disobey an illegal order.
Thank you and you are correct.
I agree. Those children didn’t have a chance.
re 47 & 50, thank you.
“The actions of these murderers dishonored all the men who served their country with honor on the battlefields of Southeast Asia.”
Caley was sentenced to life in prison in his court martial. He and those who gave him the orders should still be in jail.
Viet Nam Mai Mai!
We were winning when I left.
“The military prosecutor in the case came up with a unique theory — that military personnel did not have to obey an “illegal” order from their superiors. I don’t know if this...is still in effect in our military.
Still taught in “ethics” classes. Still hard for most to understand when an “order” is illegal and harder still to have the courage to disobey it during battle.
But for Colin Powells involvement in this? Hey, wait a minute. He’s a black American hero.
Like hell. He was subordinate to Americal Division G-2, who should have gotten in a helicopter and flown down the ten minutes down there. But instead he stays in his air conditioned hooch and writes a soothing report about how American troops are trained not to do things like this. Just what the General wants to hear. Then gets back to his beer, or whatever.
He should have been kicked out of the Army for his negligence.
i guess a lot of usaf and raf pilots...etc..
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Make that USAAF
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