Dennis: those of us taught the King James commandments may or may not accept the latter day translation of Kill vs. Murder. What I know is that the Nuremberg war crimes trials rejected the argument that "I was only following orders" as a defense for acts committed during war. For my fellow marine to question what he did and why he did it gratifies me. Absolute obedience and adherence to orders is the hallmark of a failed army and a doomed civilization.