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A Morally-Confused Marine

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:25 AM
I am a killer. But I've never killed anyone. I have zero problem with killing someone attempting to kill me, my friends, or my family. I have zero problem with killing someone who has murdered, raped, or kidnapped someone. I have little problem with killing someone who invades to steal or harm someone for personal gain. I do have a problems with killing someone trying to steal food for themselves or their family and I can afford the loss myself; that's a situation that thought, mercy and compassion are needed. I have a whole lot of problems with killing someone that hasn't been proven to be a threat to life and limb, and I have a whole lot of problems with killing innocent bystanders just because they were in the wrong place and time.
RW6 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:08 AM
Anyone who repeatedly starts sentences with "I have zero problem killing someone.." is a problem right there.

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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