Bill "Means, a 55-year-old investigator for several Bakersfield
law firms, was particularly annoyed by the words of one retired
admiral. Roy F. 'Latch' Hoffman, one of the co-founders of the
pro-Bush group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, had publicly criticized
Kerry, a former Swift boat commander, for having brought back stories
about alleged war crimes by U.S. forces -- often carried out, Kerry
said in 1971, 'with the full awareness of officers at all levels.'
Seemed to him, Means said, his own Swift boat crew had come close to
committing a war crime themselves one day. 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. The boat's commanding
officer had refused to comply." The senior officer was Roy
Hoffman, then a Navy captain in charge of the entire Swift boat task
force in Vietnam. Will the networks interview Bill Means???