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A Morally-Confused Marine

anderson659 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 4:51 AM
Remember Alvin York? Pacifist, highly religious, asked for a draft deferment due to his religious beliefs against killing. York served and killed people, many people personally, and his reasons were crystal clear, he did it to stop the continuing murder of his fellow soldiers. As a Marine officer this man was expected to lead men into battle if necessary and he was well aware Marines would die following him. I notice this so called Captain is confused about killing Taliban, yet seems to make no mention of the Marines, HIS Marines the Taliban killed. Evidently this Captain is quite clear on the moral authority the Taliban felt they had to kill HIS Marines.

Last week, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by a Marine captain titled, "I Killed People in Afghanistan. Was I Right or Wrong?"

The column by Timothy Kudo, who is now a graduate student at New York University, is a fine example of the moral confusion leftism has wrought over the last half century. Captain Kudo's moral confusion may predate his graduate studies, but if so, it has surely been reinforced and strengthened at NYU.

The essence of Mr. Kudo's piece is that before he served in Afghanistan he was ethically unprepared for killing, that killing is...

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