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Can a General Call Suicide "Selfish"?

PragEAR Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 12:45 PM
Part of the logic the terrorists used on 9/11 was that America had grown spoiled and weak from years of being well protected from outside attacks. That of course would be true for all our brothers on the left. Those on the right know evil exists and that our freedom will forever be a precarious thing. Those planes temporarily brought us close to our well meaning yet naive brothers, but they soon afterward returned to their comfort zone which is placating real evil and attacking family. Suicide has and always will be an unfortunate aspect of war. Life isn't always fun and games or dinner and a movie. War at times is necessary, and by living in what is considered the greatest nation in the world, we at times must leave our comfort zone.
pastorial Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 9:43 AM
P, you have brothers on the left!
inquisiteur Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 10:12 AM
The Original King Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 5:57 PM
well, if those on the right are so much more aware of evil than those naive liberals, they (the right) sure did a krappy job of protecting the country from the debacle of 9/11.
The Original King Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 6:05 PM
I agree 100% with your comment that "suicide has and always will be an unfortunate aspect of war". And that is one of MANY reasons why the powers to be should ONLY go to war when absolutely necessary. Prager was, of course, marching in lockstep in terms of getting our troops involed in the Iraq fiasco. To this day, he won't admit it was a mistake. So, as a result of this war, many an American family has been torn apart and and the lives of countless young men have been destroyed to the point that, to them, suicide is the only option. And Prager's response? Certainly not any self doubt or sorrow over his, his response is to call those poor souls whose lives were SO destroyed selfish. Very classy.
On his army blog of January 19, the commanding general of Fort Bliss (Texas), Major General Dana Pittard, wrote regarding members of the military who commit suicide:

"I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act. I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us."

According to the National Journal, "Pittard's blunt comments about suicide have raised eyebrows throughout the military. . . . Suicide-prevention...

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