posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 01:04 AM
As for American military personnel, statistically I would bet that the per-capita rates for many crimes, such as statutory rape or embezzlement, among
the military is much lower than for many other groups like public school teachers or elected officials. In fact, most congressmen routinely get away
with extramarital affairs and sexual relations with subordinates, that would get a military serviceman a court martial.
The US military is all volunteer, of the very highest character, and studies have shown that the average member of our armed forces has a much higher
IQ than the general public, of which some of you seem to be a part of.
The original poster (in their apparent ignorance) asked if American soldiers are "bad"? Soldiers are members of the US Army. Members of the US
Navy are sailors (or sometimes aviators), members of the Marine Corp are Marines, members of the Air Force are Airmen, members of the Coast Guard are
Guardsmen, etc. So technically, your question only seeks to denigrate members of the US Army.
I personally know lots of current and retired Army, including my father, cousins that served in Vietnam, an uncle that was a POW in WWII, close
friends that fought in Grenada, a co-worker that fought in both gulf wars, and one glorious-but-deceased doughboy grandfather that fought for the
Frenchies in the Great Patriotic War. All volunteers, and all of them fought for the freedom of people they never knew.
None of these individuals were "bad". Based on how bravely they fought and served, one might consider them "bad-@ss". But definitely not bad.
You should be ashamed for even asking the question.