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Old 06-13-2008, 12:00 AM
 
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Were American War Crimes Committed in Vietnam, and Are They Now Being Committed in Iraq?
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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I find it unconscionable that many Americans still harbor resentment towards the Vietnamese, for us going into their country to rape, torture and pillage their land and people. While many returning soldiers said that My Lai was a 'routine' occurrance, that My Lai just happened to get caught, there was one American soldier who did his best to stop a war-crime in progress. His name was Hugh Thompson. Listen to his words.

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Old 06-13-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: The Lakes Region
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Thanks for your input Hanoi Jane....
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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Thanks for your input Hanoi Jane....
I guess some people can't handle the truth...
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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I guess some people can't handle the truth...
"You can't handle the truth!"
- Colonel Jessup USMC
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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"You can't handle the truth!"
- Colonel Jessup USMC
Tell that to Hugh Thompson.
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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Thanks for your input, Hanoi Jane
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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C'mon man.........rape,torture,pilage???????????

yes criminal acts can occur,American soldiers are not beyond doing something illegal but overall most of them do their best to follow the laws of war
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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I guess some people can't handle the truth...
War is hell.
People will die.
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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C'mon man.........rape,torture,pilage???????????

yes criminal acts can occur,American soldiers are not beyond doing something illegal but overall most of them do their best to follow the laws of war
I know every soldier can lose control in war time, but some perpetrated systematic evil and were not challenged except on rare occasion, like Hugh Thompson did, who actually had the guts to take a moral stand and stop the evil.
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