I know many out there are going to be shocked by this Marine's comments. Remember that this guy is a war hardened soldier that is tougher than nails and talks that way. I for one think his comment is great because it is the absolute truth for him and his troops. I really don't care if it 'offends' those who don't have the guts to put themselves at risk in front of an enemy that uses any dirty tactic they can to kill innocents and coalition soldiers. It's about time those scum learned just how tough American soldiers can be in the face of terrorism and the oppression of women and innocent. Also the Marines are truly 'Devil Dogs' when it comes to finding, killing and capturing Terrorists. They have a burning yearning to avenge all coalition soldiers, free Afghan and Iraq government officials as well as innocent civilians that have been the victims of this scourge. This is an excerpt of the original article. Read on. If you want to see the original article click on the title of this post. Also the article is a little misleading as the General never refers to law abiding Afghans as he is talking about the Taliban, Iraq Dead Enders and al Qaeda terrorists. The writer spins the General's words to infer that meaning. Another example of Media Spin! Even though the article is from Fox News it was written by an AP reporter that is famous for slanting news toward the negative to please the liberal and leftist Democrat class.
Marine General's Comments Stir Outrage
Friday, February 04, 2005
WASHINGTON — A decorated Marine Corps general said, "It's fun to shoot some people" and poked fun at the manhood of Afghans as he described the wars U.S. troops are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His boss, the commandant of the Marine Corps (search), said Thursday that the comments reflected "the unfortunate and harsh realities of war" but that the general has been asked to watch his words in public.
Lt. Gen. James Mattis (search), a career infantry officer who is now in charge of developing better ways to train and equip Marines, made the comments Tuesday while speaking to a forum in San Diego.
According to an audio recording, he said, "Actually, it's a lot of fun to fight. You know, it's a hell of a hoot. ... It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling."
He added, "You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."