November 11, 2008
Good Riddance…

…to bad rubbish.

Unfortunately the men who sent this pathetic abused abuser out to do their killing are all, like him, dying off one by one in their beds instead of in jail. But for them — McNamara, Johnson, Kissinger, Nixon, Westmoreland, and so many others — not even marginal sympathy is possible.

Now that the secret records of that earlier war of choice have become public, we may be certain that these smooth, clever murderers knew exactly what they were doing — and did it for no reason more glorious than personal political or bureaucratic survival.

An excerpt from The Miami Herald’s story. For more.

William Doyle, a tough-talking Vietnam War veteran who helped lead a decorated platoon that killed hundreds of unarmed civilians in a case concealed by the Pentagon for decades, died Nov. 6 in Springfield, Mo. He was 75.

Doyle was a team leader on the Army’s famous Tiger Force in 1967 when some members began executing women and children in a bloody rampage that lasted seven months.

A wiry staff sergeant with the ace of spades tattooed to his trigger finger, Doyle bragged that he shot so many civilians that he lost count.

‘‘We killed anything that moved,’’ he told reporters from The Toledo Blade for a series that won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. “My only regret is that I didn’t kill more.’’

Though Army investigators recommended that he and 17 others be charged with war crimes, including murder and assault, no action was taken…


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at November 11, 2008 05:24 PM
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