Sometimes it’s a soldier’s job to die

Friday, 23 February 2007

Re: Just Shoot Me Now — If You Have A Rifle…

The US government could outfit every soldier with half a million dollars worth of bleeding-edge gear if we only wanted to raise taxes to 60% of everyone’s income. Soldiers go with the gear they’re issued. You forget, war means men are just another resource and sometimes it’s a soldier’s job to die.

Not pretty? Trying to make war pretty in any way, even from a position of opposition, is part of what lets us get into them at all. If everyone accepted it’s nothing more than a meat-grinder which mostly destroys the souls of those it doesn’t turn into monsters, maybe we wouldn't be so hot for the next one.

digg stumbleupon del.icio.us reddit Fark Technorati Faves
Your information (required) Name*
Email*
Website

* Indicates required fields; email is used for validation and is not displayed on the site.

Your comment
Commenting on Sometimes it’s a soldier’s job to die
Title

Body is limited to ≈1,000 words. Paragraphs—but not line breaks—are automatically inserted. Valid XHTML is required. These are the allowed tags–

<a href=""></a> <br/> <acronym title=""></acronym> <abbr title=""></abbr> <code></code> <pre></pre> <tt></tt> <ins></ins> <del></del> <hr/> <cite></cite> <b></b> <i></i> <sup></sup> <sub></sub> <strong></strong> <em></em> <h1></h1> <h2></h2> <h3></h3> <q></q> <blockquote></blockquote>