Knight Of The Mind

I'll do my best to present a philosophical and generally conservative look at current events and life, the universe and everything. Readers are invited to take all that's posted herein with a grain of salt. or if they prefer, a grain of salt, a slice of lime and a shot of tequila.

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Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Meatwad Needs A One-Way TIcket To Fallujah

During the recent Fallujah fighting a US Marine found himself on the horns of an ethical dilemma. He and his squad came upon a group of enemy soldiers who were lying as if dead or wounded in a religious shrine that they had previously been using as a defensive fighting position.

This enemy force, consisting of ununiformed guerilla fighters who had booby-trapped the bodies of their fallen comrades, had also faked death to shoot at Marines. The soldier saw them, made a probabilistic decision that at least one of the enemy was really laying an ambush, and pumped rounds into a wounded Iraqi.

The Marine Corps is currently investigating the matter and may or may not charge the soldier as a war criminal. This has happened before. The US Military is unique among fighting forces in that it enforces the law on its own service members. This is why no Fallujian insurgents have been hung from an overpass in retaliation as of this blog entry.

Regretably, Chris "Meatwad" Matthews doesn't seem to understand this vital and important distinction. He seems intent on fondling the pain of the poor Iraqi insurgents. Matthews had this to share with his audience regarding the actions of the US Marine.

"Well, let me ask you this," Matthews says. "If this were the other side, and we were watching an enemy soldier, a rival — I mean, they're not bad guys, especially, just people who disagree with us, they are in fact insurgents, fighting in their country — if we saw them do what we saw our guy do to that guy, would we consider that worthy of a war crimes charge?" - NRO

So Meatwad doesn't think they're bad people. They just cut people's heads off over a simple disagreement. They were found with Ricin gas, bomb-making factories, torture chambers, and rooms used to stack the bodies after the torture was over. There was more going on in Fallujah than just a heated discussion or two.

Meatwad seems so intent on undermining our war efforts, he doesn't willingly admit the obvious truth about what the US Marines saw and encountered in Fallujah. Some people have to have their nose rubbed in the dog pile before they are willing to believe the manure actually stinks. Chris "Meatwad" Matthews needs a one-way ticket to Fallujah.

"Reciprocals"

As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... per the Watcher's instructions, I am submitting one of my own posts for consideration in the upcoming nominations process.
Here is the most recent winning council post, here is the most recent winning non-council post, here is the list of results for the latest vote, and here is the initial posting of all the nominees that were voted on.

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