The issue before us is not whether a war was in progress, but who was responsibile for it.<quoted text>
On the Maddox and false reports of torpedo launches- if that wasn't war already in process, what was?
On My lai-All due to MORE MISinformation, of wrong coordinates.
Ever read any of the transcripts of those present?
Talk about having to live lifetimes of actual trauma.
When you say "false torpedo attack" that hits the nail on the head. Because that's exactly what happened. The military falsely clamined an unprovoked North Vietnamese attack when it knew better.
As for your explanation for the My Lai massacre which say was MISinformation and wrong information, I think you're once more floating hazy, half-baked explanations of innocence which you know aren't true.
The U.S. Army surrounded My Lai, herded the villagers into the nearby woods, then systematically began separating small numbers out of view who were machinegunnned. And continued the process over and over as the day went on.
No mistakes, no wrong coordinates. It was organized mass murder.