I call strawman. Who said this? Names and dates?eric_marsh wrote:Well said.ROU Killing Time wrote:Pragmatism says, naturally, as a nation we must defend ourselves, but we should do so with sorrow at the necessitty, not with joyful glee that we're gonna go show those damn rag-heads God's vengeance, with a hateful heart.
You will find that our soldiers are better about this than any known army in history. You will always have a little "Guts and Glory" attitude -- that's why the Army likes 'em young and inexperienced. And it's natural for some to hate an unlawful and immoral enemy whose actions are covered under the "spy" portions of the Geneva conventions.
Still, few (if ANY) of our boys want to "go show those damn rag-heads God's vengeance, with a hateful heart." And they certainly aren't anybody leading troops via that attitude (even if the leader thinks it).