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The volunteers of our military are unrelenting in battle, unwavering in loyalty, unmatched in honor and decency, and every day they’re making our nation more secure

After making the above claim in the president’s State of the Union Address last night, a comment made by Lieutenant General James Mattis of the 1st Marine Division in Iraq has been receiving attention. At a panel in San Diego on Tuesday, Lt Mattis said, “Actually, its a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot.”

Mattis, a commanding officer in Iraq and former commander in Afghanistan also said, “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.”

And I can’t help but feel so proud of him for realizing the true American way – bringing freedom to the people of the world. Oh boy, it’s hoot! Yesiree, sure is a hell of a lot of fun! Because, around the world, American honor and decency is unmatched. And it will remain so, especially now that we have an Attorney General that doesn’t belive in torture. I mean seriously, who wants to get punished for just having a little fun?

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February 3, 2005 - Posted by | The Progressive Movement

5 Comments »

  1. A little fun Chris?

    Before we went into Afganistan, a woman could be killed for talking first to a man, were not allowed to be educated after their got their period, had to wear a burka, and were basiclly the property of the men around them. I can see why it would be enjoyable to eleiminate these type of “so-called” men from the Earth. The comment was inappropriate, but it was understandable. Think how would you feel towards a group of people that felt it was justice to have a mother raped because her son stole a candy bar, and or had her daughter killed for actually asking to stoped being beaten. Never forget Chris, these terrorists place as much value on women, as you do on the trash you take out to the curb each day.

    Comment by ÐÇRøçk§ | February 3, 2005 | Reply

  2. Lol thats Shana not Chris

    Comment by rwa2 | February 3, 2005 | Reply

  3. hah nice slip DC…

    I agree with both of you; I understand exactly what the Lieutenant is talking about. I can’t express any pity for the men of Afghanistan, and I don’t even care what you tell me about the culture they’ve been raised in, that they have no sense of right and wrong. ’cause that’s just crap.

    However, I also agree with Shana that to say something like *that* is to completely embarrass the United States–not to mention yourself! It blows my mind to think that some people are that… DUMB! To say something so dishonorable as that, especially when you’re in that position! And to a panel? Just beyond my understanding.

    “And it will remain so, especially now that we have an Attorney General that DOESN’T believe in torture. I mean seriously, who wants to get punished for just having a little fun?” Is that a typo? If the AG didn’t believe in torture, they would get punished for “having a little fun”…

    Comment by AVoiceofReason | February 3, 2005 | Reply

  4. Hah..just found on the NY Times that this isn’t the first time he’s slipped up.

    Apparently he was the leader of one of the first missions into Afghanistan. His mission was to seize a piece of land to be used as an airstrip. Upon success, he declared, “The Marines have landed, and we now own a piece of Afghanistan.”

    Ouch. Not a fun thing for the press secretary to deal with, as Bush had just announced in his State of the Union that the main goal was to *liberate* Afghanistan…

    Comment by AVoiceofReason | February 3, 2005 | Reply

  5. I will have to admit it was not the brightest thing for a marine to say. But then, Marines are there to kick ass and take names, and leave the thinking to the generals, so it is not that much of a surprize. Still, no matter how you feel about it, it was not in the best interest of the US,or the marines, to voice it out loud.

    Comment by ÐÇRøçk§ | February 4, 2005 | Reply


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