Bein’ a vetran, I suppose it’s possible you could both be hatin’ the war and hatin’ the military if you were of a mind to. But that there just doesn’t play in flyover country where us goober chewin’ yahoos with a bible in one hand and a Winchester in t’other don’t appreciate you insultin’ me nor my cousin…who’s also my uncle and could be my daddy if we paid any mind to those kinds of thangs here in Jesusland.
But this here writin’ over at that Kos place on the innernet? I don’t rightly know exactly what the feller’s talkin’ about when he says those of us who serve these here Ewnited States in the army are probly gonna end up scoopin’ brains out of the heyads of dead ‘raqis or play “hide the salami” with my little sister.
Now it’s not that I cain’t read what the feller’s wrote down. I went to schoolin’ long enough to to know my ABC’s and do my sums. It’s jest that I’m sorta, well, confused. Haven’t them folks been saying for well nigh goin’ on 4 years now that they love us military folk? They love us sooooooo much that they want all of us to come home from “raq?
According to the July 30, 2007 issue of The Nation magazine, damning photos of a U.S. Soldier using a spoon to literally scoop out the brains of a dead Iraqi and pretending to eat the gray matter were recently acquired.
Of course, everyone is appropriately appalled and make all claims of disgust and finger-wagging. Research shows, however, that such unacceptable behavior happens more often than the United States military wants you to know.
When it comes to training killing machines, the military really does create “an Army of one.”
The list of serial killers and mass murderers who have spent time in the military is astounding.
Well now, I haven’t known no brain scoopers in the army. Sounds sorta sick to me. “Course, there may be passels of brain scoopers in the military only they be, ya know, hiding’ it is a psychomological sorta way.
And if y’all wanna get techical about it, I guess you could say that they’s a bunch of mass murderers in t’army alright. Cept’in we make snipers out of ‘em. Damn fine shots those fellers and it shore is nice to be patrolin’ and knowin’ that those boys gotchyer back.
But like I said, I jes don’t unnerstand what the feller is so all fired upset about. I suppose that if the object of bein’ in a war was to kiss the enemy rather than kill ‘em, you wouldn’t want a bunch of young folks trained in the deadly art of firin’ a rifle. Me, I shore wouldn’t wanna be kissin’ no terrorist that’s fer sure. Fact is, I kinda feel proud that killin’ terrorists is actually a good thing and nothin’ to be shamed for.
‘Ceptin this here feller thinks I’m a jes waitin till I get home to start turnin’ cannibal or some such thang:
To deal with the problem, Kilner suggests justification “because, at least some killing in war is morally justifiable, military leaders have a duty to understand that justification, to train their soldiers to kill only when it is justified, and to explain to their soldiers why it is justified.” In other words, if you give a soldier a supposedly legitimate reason to kill another human being, such as self-defense, it may be easier for the soldier to cope with the outcome of his actions.
That seems a bit simplistic, especially when soldiers are firing randomly at civilians because they believe everyone in Iraq is a “terrorist.” Unfortunately, killing, whether justifable or not, is going to warp the killer’s mind in some fashion, and probably to an unrecoverable point.
America should start to see the effects of the Iraq war veterans’ killing sprees here in the United States very soon. Most serial killers tend to be in their mid 20s to mid 30s.
The newest crop of Charles Whitmans and Jeffrey Dahmers should be prowling our streets any day now—and for many years to come.
Mmmmm…cain’t quite remember ever jes lettin’ go and spraying rounds all over t’place and whoopin’ it up. Some of them “raqis are alright – most of ‘em, to be honest about it. It’s jes hard to explain to folks that them terrorists hide behind those poor ‘raqis and use ‘em like they was trees in the forest. Lots o’ times, we don’t even open up when we’s under attack ‘cause the Capn’ says theys too many women and kids aroun’ and such. But someways, you don’t read about those sorts of things in them eastern papers. Why, they’s times I be readin’ them stories ‘bout t’war in them newspapers and wonder if that reporter feller is in the same country as me. Shore is a strange place those fellers describe, this Iraq they see. Mebbe they oughter come out on patrol with me and the boys sometimes. Might change their way of lookin’ at things. Leastwise, I think t’would.
Then again, mebbe this feller’s right and I oughter get checked out by one of them psychologicals when I make it back home. I shore don wanna be tearing around the county killin’ folk and rapin’ no womern. I think folks kinda made that sorta thing illegal a while back – leastways ‘roundyear.
Michelle Malkin wonders if anyone will ask the Democratic candidates about the article at tonight’s YouTube debate?
I think it may be more compelling to ask them if, in light of this dastardly attack on the military and the men and women who serve, they still intend to speak before the Kos shindig?
And perhaps a question for all Democrats: These are people claiming to represent the “mainstream” of your party. Satisfied?