posted on Jun, 13 2009 @ 03:26 PM
For some reason it has become taboo and sin to criticize the United States Military, which can end up feeding and influencing incidents like this. I
know I probably have an unpopular or minority opinion of the military, but I'll say it anyway.
People like this woman are what the military - particularly the Army - looks for. These unstable and violence-seeking psychopaths that get off on the
thought of torturing or killing another human being that - down to the very last detail - is not the same as them are the most easily manipulated
pawns of war, and thus, very attractive to the military of an imperialistic, world police nation.
I know that the military consists of many great men and women who deserve more than a salute for what they do and what they sacrifice, and people like
her should in no way reflect poorly on them. But the military leadership as a whole - the "higher ups" - have created a culture within the military
that people like this woman are the most valuable and most "patriotic", and that culture infects the minds of many well-off, well-intended men and
women who enlist.
I am so tired of this image we have created of ourselves in this country - mainly through our military - that we are these arrogant, tough, bad ass
"patriots" who are superior to the rest of the world. It is that image that makes us the most hated country on the planet, and it is that fact that
leads to violence against American people and American soldiers. Are our egos and pride really worth sacrificing the lives of Americans over?
If this woman isn't sorry for what she did, and she feels she's some bad ass for saying so, I say her punishment shouldn't be prison, but a
vacation - in Iraq. Drop her off in Iraq with nothing but the clothes on her back. If she can survive for one month, she can come home and live the
rest of her life free. But if she ends up being the next face displayed on a beheading video...oh well! Why the hell should I feel sorry?
[edit on 6/13/09 by NovusOrdoMundi]