Mon Jul 30 12:51:59 2001
I'm not sure if this posting was in reply to mine or not.
I'm also not sure what the key element is that you are trying to defend (2nd posting after Hoyts).
My point was that there were acts on both sides that were mean and bad. When we set ouselves up to judge the actions of men in combat, especially the other side, it's always done in a partisan manner. I'm not a great scholar but I do understand that it's worth investigating both sides. Discussions/arguments on this subject bring facts and discussion which foster understanding. Regardless of the facts, everyone will make up their own mind as to whether they think this was a deliberate act on the part of the command or the indiscriminate acts of men in combat. In the words of William Sherman "War is Hell". Do we really need to decide which ring of pergatory everyone who fought in the war belongs in?
Love and peace,
Response to Hoyt.
Hayes Lowe, Mon Jul 30 14:39