Thursday, January 12, 2012
Being in the Armed Forces
Rules of engagement, utterly deplorable, inhumane, and inconsistent with core values are words being used in discussion of the U.S. Marines who allegedly urinated on Taliban corpses. As I read the story and saw the images I kept thinking, these young men are trained to kill the enemy. They have no regard for their lives or the schizophrenic ability for pretense. How can there be rules of engagement and core values, when the very act of war itself is so inhumane and utterly deplorable?