Letters: Dec. 19, 1969

The My Lai Massacre

Sir: Perhaps the horror-filled memory of My Lai will awaken more of us to the belated knowledge that no nation has a monopoly on goodness, truth, honor and mercy—all the virtues habitually ascribed to Americans, and particularly the American soldier.

BERNICE BALFOUR

Anaheim, Calif.

Sir: Why is the world so horrified? I don't remember hearing any outcry against the air crews who bombed civilians in Germany and Japan. Or is there an army regulation which stipulates that civilians may be killed only when they cannot be seen?

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