Skip to main content

View Diary: Bradley Manning: Worse Crime Than My Lai? (74 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  It is arguable whether he "lost his marbles" (14+ / 0-)

    or was doing what he intended and wanted to do all along.

    My Lai was a methodical action by many troops.  It wasn't just one man going crazy.  It was one man who was blamed for it.

    Incidentally, Colin Powell was charged with looking into allegations of civilian murders by the US Army and dutifully reported back "nothing to see here."   He was lying on behalf of the government even way back then.

    Fortunately, more interested and ethical investigations took place and we know the truth of My Lai today.  

    For those who doubt the comparison, the video of the Apache attack helicopter slaughtering unarmed Iraqi innocents while the soldiers whoop it up and obviously enjoy their killing is a very apt comparison to My Lai.

    The main difference is that in My Lai, a helicopter pilot actually set his aircraft down in between attacking soldiers and the innocent civilians trying to stop the murders.  In Iraq, the helicopter pilot is causing the murders.

    Should we prosecute the people who told the world about My Lai?  

    Should we prosecute the person who told the world about the helicopter murders in Iraq?

    Or should we prosecute the murderers?  Obviously, some people have different priorities.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 10:47:19 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site