<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I actually agree with Rigger on this one. <p><hr></blockquote><p>the guy didn't mention Al-Zarqawi or Osama Bin Laden<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>He added, "You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."<br><br>His comments were met with laughter and applause from the audience. <p><hr></blockquote><p>you made a woman wear a veil!!<br><br>die bastard!! <br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
Well you're the first one to mention that his comments were followed with laughter and applause. I heard the audio soundbite yesterday - it certainly didn't sound like he was being serious when he said it.<br><br>It's a shame what now, when people try to relieve tension caused by a serious subject, that the press grabs a flippant comment and turns the speaker into the spawn of the devil!<br><br>
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Hey great response and to you sitting in the comfort of your own home and not getting shot at, mortared, IDE'ed or VBIED'ed on a daily basis, how do you deal with stress, make jokes about your work, your wife or yourselves! We are no different in dealing with war caused stress. Humor keeps your head in the game! And yes I am still here (Iraq), just completed my first 12 months and now working on the next 6! <br><br>
Sean, Sean, Sean.... really, shame on you. <br><br>Your 'snippet' really takes this out of context. The guy was using humor. Dark though it may seem to us, but everyone uses humor to ease stress. But I think you jumped the gun on this one. You should have done a bit more research before holding up one of our service men for judgement.<br><br>My take on this is; a soldier can never know if tomorrow he'll be shipped out to combat, shot at from any window in Iraq, and when attacked he's got bullets ripping the air all around him. If he wants to say it's fun to kill the rat bast@rd shooting at him, who am I, sitting in the safety of my home, on my couch, watching TV to tell him he's wrong.<br><br>Remember, we're not talking about execution. It's not like the enemy is standing in the open with his hands up.<br><br>When I think about what it would be like to be there and getting shot at my stomach knots up. When I think about nailing a bullet into a terrorist who is shooting at me, it's Miller Time!<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>and to you sitting in the comfort of your own home and not getting shot at, mortared, IDE'ed or VBIED'ed on a daily basis<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Exactly...armchair quarterbacks if they were talking football.<br><br>The thing is, they won't ever know that feeling because of soldiers like you. They would fail Basic!<br><br>Keep safe! And THANK you for all the work you have done and will do. <br><br>When you come back, I want to buy you a beer!<br><br>
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