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A Morally-Confused Marine

Andy544 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 4:47 PM
Instead of wringing our hands about a conflicted ex-Marine who failed to 'count the cost' before joining the Marine Corps (and now has become the darling of the left as he bares his anguish), why don't we talk about Major Nidal Hasan, the Ft.Hood shooter who slaughtered 13 people and wounded 32 , shouting 'Allahu Akabar', going on 4 years ago? Why hasn't Major Hasan come to trial yet? Could it be the facts of an open trial wouldn't support the administration's stance that Hasan's actions were not simply 'workplace violence' but were actually Islamic terrorism? Oh, I forgot. The War on Islamic terror 'stopped' when George Bush left office!
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 5:22 PM
Andy don't be daft. In regard to terrorism, almost nothing changed after Bush left office. If anything, Obama was much more aggressive.

Technically, the Hassan shooting was not terrorism, which by definition involves an assault on civilians. None the less, most people would think of it the way you do.
skip59 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 5:36 PM
nonsense, it was terrorism, pure and simple. Your comment is typical of the leftie playbook: when in doubt change the terms of the discussion. Instead of focusing on what Nidal's religion compelled him to do you seek to argue about the terms used to describe it. No thanks.

Kindly provide proof that Obama was "much more aggressive"
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 7:35 PM
Skip, terrorism has a definition. WHat Hassan did was murder, treason without a doubt. But terrorism, no. Terrorism is an act designed to terrify the civilian population so it demands changes in government policy and practice. It's not shooting soldiers.

AS for the rest? Obama ordered over six tiems as many drone strikes agaisnt terrorists and, of course, managed to nab Bin Laden, about whom Bush stated he really didn't care.
Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 5:13 PM
Both the Marine Captain and Major Hasan felt they had betrayed their faiths, were conflicted and desperate. The Captain purged his guilt by writing about it, the Major purged his by doing what they do in his culture--kill. Also Obama has waged his own war against AlQueda and its leaders. Who sanctioned the drones? Saying that all that stopped when Bush 43 left, is a cheap shot and a lie.

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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