This is pretty shameful.
Candidate in this year’s American presidential elections, John Kerry, who fought in the war, went further in his criticism. In a statement to the US’ Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in 1971, he said the war crimes committed by US soldiers in Southeast Asia “were not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.”
But despite these abuses, the Vietnamese did not reciprocate in kind; instead, they treated captured US troops humanely.
Senator Kerry, how do you think American veterans and active-duty servicemen and women feel, reading this?
Senator Kerry, why won’t you sign a standard form 180? Why won’t you release your fitness reports?