Your knee jerk reaction is similar to those who scream "Your defense of baby killing is sickening" when you point out to them that "Your wrong, abortion is not 'murder' because 'murder' is illegal killing".
He's not so much defending civilians as arguing against your assertion that they should be brought up on "war crimes".
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
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You used the term war crime not knowing what a war crime is.
I gave you an example, My Lai. If My Lai were have been north of the 17th parallel (in North Vietnam) it would have been a war crime. Since the My Lai villages were south of the 17th parallel with in the RVN it wasn't a war crime and came under the laws of the RVN.
Remember, the American military was not an occupation force in South Vietnam but were guest of the RVN government and we had to obey the laws of South Vietnam from traffic laws to murder.
Unlike the ROE that were forced upon the Navy and Air Force over North Vietnam by the LBJ administration, the ROE that were forced upon the American troops in South Vietnam were written by the RVN government in Saigon. (And they seemed to change daily, free fire zones seemed to have gotten smaller and smaller as the war waged on.)
The fire bombings of Dresden during WW ll was a war crime. The entire Soviet offense against Germany on the western front during WW ll was a war crime. Some would say Sherman's march to the sea during the American Civil War was a war crime.
The war in the Pacific during WW ll was one big war crime.