Saturday, March 17, 2012
Robert Bales and William Calley
My first thought is that Robert Bales is not William Laws Calley.
My second thought is that maybe William Laws Calley was not William Laws Calley.
W managed not to go to Viet Nam and Obama was too young to go and neither one of them learned the lessons they should have learned.
Maybe we should have felt profoundest pity for Sergeant Calley while feeling all the emotions of horror and shame which we felt over the victims.
In 2012, it seems to me that any of us might have snapped after all that we should have learned from Viet Nam and after all that Bales had been subjected to.
How could we have let W get us into this and O keep us in it?