Nation: Bound to Happen?

Such troubling reflections are reinforced by the response of Americans to the My Lai massacre in TIME'S Harris Poll on page 10. By the large majority of 65%, those who were questioned expressed the opinion that "incidents such as this are bound to happen in a war." Almost as disturbing to note are the 13% who have no opinion on My Lai. Only 22% clearly expressed moral repugnance to the idea that American soldiers may have intentionally gunned down unarmed women and children. How can such a response be explained?

One answer, of course,...

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