WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Sen. Bob Kerrey says he feels “anguish and guilt” about the women and children accidentally killed during a nighttime mission he led in Vietnam, but he denies a report that the civilians were deliberately shot. …In related news, the Vietnamese government still loves him, too. C’est la guerre!
“We expected it to be a very difficult mission, and we met some people we believed were the outpost and we killed them,” Kerrey explained to Blitzer on Wednesday.
“And then (we) went on and took fire where we expected this meeting to occur and we returned very lethal fire and when the firing was over, all we had was women and children that are dead,” he said. …
“When I told my children what happened, they say they still love me,” he said.
Update:It looks like the Pentagon actually might investigate. Or, more accurately, when asked about the possibility of an investigation, the Pentagon’s spokesperson said “Sure.”