Sunday, July 31, 2011

On How NOT To Feel LIke A Marine

As drawdown approaches, U.S. commanders in Afghanistan reluctant to leave - The Washington Post:
"This farming district along the Helmand River, once one of the most Taliban-saturated corners of southern Afghanistan, has turned so quiet over the past three months that some U.S. Marines here quietly wish for a gunfight. “Just to get off a few rounds,” said one, “so we can feel like Marines.”"
I have known a few Marines over the years and to a man (yes they were all male) they would have slapped the idiot that said this. Fighting men that understand their trade do not live for the fight, they live for the day that the fight is no longer required and they can take their skills somewhere else.

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