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  •  Colin (My Lai) Powell belongs in prison (1+ / 0-)
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    After all the lies he as told, why would anybody believe a word this man says?

    After Colin Powell tried to paper over the My Lai massacre, his credibility as a source of information should always have been suspect.

    Six months [after My Lai], a 21 year old soldier of the 11th Light Infantry named Tom Glen wrote a letter accusing the Americal Division (and other entire units of the US military, not just individuals) of routine brutality against Vietnamese civilians; the letter was detailed, its allegations horrifying, and its contents echoed complaints received from other soldiers. Colin Powell, then a young US Army Major, was charged with investigating the letter, which did not specifically reference My Lai (Glen had no knowledge of the events there). Powell wrote: "In direct refutation of this portrayal is the fact that relations between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent." Later, Powell's refutation would be called an act of "white-washing" the news of My Lai, and questions would continue to remain undisclosed to the public. On 4 May 2004, Powell, then United States Secretary of State, said to Larry King, "I mean, I was in a unit that was responsible for My Lai. I got there after My Lai happened. So, in war, these sorts of horrible things happen every now and again, but they are still to be deplored."


    Yes, Mr. Powell, horrible things happen in war. Unfortunately, your loyalty to King George was more important than stopping more massacres like the one you tried to whitewash at My Lai.

    Colin Powell belongs in prison. He has always belonged in prison. When will sane people send him there?

    Bush is Cancer. The cure is impeachment.

    by jimbo92107 on Mon Jul 09, 2007 at 12:26:32 PM PDT

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