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Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Actually, the fact that the US Army hates our troops has already been well established.

Repeating the obvious implication of your post, but once the military breaks the conditioning against killing, it's hard to reconstitute the person as a non-killer. Killing as a response to stress (car approaching checkpoint, whatever) is a non-adaptive mechanism back in your local bar or spouse fight. Stressed-out psycho chickens coming home to roost. Or, sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

Yeah, absolutely. I didn't take the time to mock it properly, but it's hard to believe there's anyone who seriously thinks that we can train people to be cold-blooded killers, put them in a milieu where they can hone that skill without fear of retribution, and then bring them back home and expect them all to act like normal people. And yet there's Oliver North speaking for the collective as he proclaims this sort of notion to be an "egregious, unconscionable slander against those of us who are military combat veterans."

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