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Wednesday, November 17, 2004
the life of one marine..
John Hawkins' post on the topic of the marine who was videotaped shooting a wounded insurgent pretty much sums up how I feel about the topic as well. But I think this paragraph makes the critical point:
Given the situation, was the marine right to kill the guy? Absolutely. This isn't an episode of "Cops." It's a war and if you're not sure of the enemy's intentions, you don't give him the benefit of the doubt, you kill him.
It really bothers me when civilians (like me) pretend to understand combat situations and what our men and women who are actually out there fighting think and feel in these situations. I was watching O'Reilly interview the Human Rights Watch guy Kenneth Roth and now I'm too mad to write anymore on the subject.
wingless was still breathing at 5:00 PM
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