I think what Paul was unhappy about was the automatic assumption that since
the 7th Cavalry in the Indian Wars committed the massacres at the Washita and
Wounded Knee they must automatically be predisposed to commit war crimes at
No Gun Ri. I agree with that complaint.
I think anyone who has ever served (and after today's events we're about to
go through another round of finding out where we are -- and are not --
prepared) would agree that there is a learning curve for every major war, of
which we somehow never learn to get out in front.