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Saturday, February 05, 2005

What? Are you saying killing people isn't fun?

A soldier is getting some grief for saying that
it's fun to shoot some people
. (first seen on NRO.

But it's interesting to read what he actually 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 upfront 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," Mattis continued. "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."

So he's not saying that he enjoys killing people. He's saying that he enjoys killing evil people - people who abuse women, people who are oppressors. That's not a bad thing. That's what armies do - kill evildoers. I get the impression that the joy he gets from killing people isn't because he likes the act of killing in general, but because the people he is killing are evil.


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