Two reads to inflate and deflate your feelings. The first, will inflate then deflate your confidence that our best intentions will ever find purchase in the last medieval place on earth.
This next piece, gave this old Vietnam Veteran a WTF moment; it only goes to illustrate that mass murderers have gotten off before.
"There is not a day that goes by that I do not feel remorse for what happened that day in My Lai," William L. Calley told members of a local Kiwanis Club, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported Friday. "I feel remorse for the Vietnamese who were killed, for their families, for the American soldiers involved and their families. I am very sorry."
William L. Calley
If you look above you will see two photos of that day, the first a group of women and children seconds before they became the objects of the final photo. As a fellow soldier and a human, I will never forgive Calley or anyone who killed women and children, regardless of "following orders." Shame on us for not hanging him and his immediate superiors.
Then read this: My Lai Massacre