1. Did you or any of the men who served under your command commit any of the ?war crimes? you described in your testimony? (page 180) If so, what did you do when you were there to stop these crimes from occurring?
2. You testified that the men who participated with you in the ?Winter Soldier Investigation? in Detroit ?relived the absolute horror of what this country . . . made them do.? (page 180) Having described these actions in great detail, did you come away feeling a certain sympathy with, say, Nazi storm troopers or concentration camp guards, who also claimed that they were doing only what their country made them do?
3. Would you agree that there were American servicemen who, unlike you and your ?Winter Soldier? colleagues, found the strength to refuse to engage in the sorts of atrocities you described? And would you agree that these men (in vastly greater numbers than those who appeared with you in Detroit) displayed more courage and character than did you?
4. Do you believe any former United States military officer who so much as tolerated the sort of behavior you described in your testimony should be elected President of the United States?
5. Despite the blatant and outrageous violations of the Geneva Conventions by the Viet Cong and the NVA, you testified that America was ?more guilty than any other body of violations of those Geneva Conventions.? (page 185) Were you serious when you said that?
Friday, March 26, 2004
A Vietnam Vet writes an open letter to John Kerry about Kerry's testimony about the war crimes that he said were being committed daily.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 5:50 AM