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A Morally-Confused Marine

kozzzer Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:42 AM
This soldier was writing about he had engaged and killed individuals who turned out to be innocent civilians. Though I may agree with Mr Prager's larger point, it was disingenuous of him not to point this out.
The Original King Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:38 AM
kozzzer................thanks for pointing that out. I had not read the Captain's original column but had just assumed that, even if he hadn't specifically mentioned it, some portion of his angst was the result of his own personal knowledge of civilians who were killed. Thank you for clarifying that. And, yes, Prager is being very disengenuous here.
McD2004 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:02 AM
We need to get over the idea that dying is the worst thing that can happen to a person, then we need to realize that God welcomes home those who are "innocent." I have to ask the question though, is every civilian innocent just because they're a civilian? Why do you call them "innocent" without knowing all the details of what they may or may not have done to contribute to the situation? Did they protest or fight against the crrap their government put them through, or did they go along to get along? Do we really need Mr. Prager to spell out collateral damage to us in this day and age? It's a byproduct of war and war isn't pretty, but there IS a time for war.
William345 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:01 AM
thats war .. tough poop... happens all the time and for as long as war has been on this earth

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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