[SPORK] Loving The Troops
Thu, 20 Mar 2003 14:35:53 -0500
At 06:40 PM 3/20/03 +0000, Russell Turpin wrote:
>>it is truly absurd to think these kids are signing up to kill and be killed.
>I respect the choice to enter the military, but
>this whole notion that recruits have no idea
>what it's about is a hill of beans.
_I_ didn't say that. I pointed out just a few of the things that militate
(urg) against their identification with military service as killing and
being killed. They're signing up for an assload of other things, often at
an age where death isn't seriously real to them and in a culture, to boot.
as I said on an earlier thread, they should be held accountable for their
actions, but to chalk it up to a desire to kill and be killed is absurd.