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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Roy Hoffman (head of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth) is accused of ordering a war crime (order disobeyed).

Edited down from The Bakersfield Californian (registration required) via Brad DeLong

" A senior officer, hitching a ride up the coast aboard their Swift boat, had ordered the crew to fire on a small group of unarmed Vietnamese fishermen working their nets in unrestricted waters, Means said. [snip]
Not only did McCall remember the day in question, and that confrontation off the coast of South Vietnam, he remembered the name of the officer who had given the command to shoot: "Latch" Hoffman himself, then a Navy captain in charge of the entire Swift boat task force in Vietnam.
McCall, the son of Oregon's sitting governor, Republican Tom McCall,"

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