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A Morally-Confused Marine

The Original King Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:08 AM
In his article, the Cpatian says "To properly wage war, you have to recalibrate your moral compass".......and Prager actually has a problem with that????!!! Hasn't that been said by pretty much EVERY soldier who has ever engaged in combat? But Prager takes him to task for this...........spoken like a true chicken hawk.
Curtis108 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:15 PM
Actually, what is horrifying is that this Marine didn't do his thinking long before it was time to act. To join the military without considering the morality of war and killing indicates that someone didn't have any idea what they were doing...
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:26 PM
Its actually quite common for people to join the military with one vision in mind and then be distressed by the reality. Like, for example, every single person who joined up for WW I.
Brian953 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:36 PM
You would hope that would not be true of the officers; though, especially those who have been promoted — twice!
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:52 PM
Officers are no different from anyone else. One of the issues at work here is romanticizing the military. Prager, with no military experience whatsoever, somehow feels he has what it takes to criticize someone who has seen a good deal of service and both risked and taken life. But Prager has a romantic vision of the experience.
Dulce et decorum est....etc.

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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