Thursday, February 03, 2005

Marine general: It's 'fun to shoot people'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A three-star Marine general who said it was "fun to shoot some people" should have chosen his words more carefully, the Marine Corps commandant said Thursday.

Lt. Gen. James Mattis, who commanded Marine expeditions in Afghanistan and Iraq, made the comments Tuesday during a panel discussion in San Diego, California.

"Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot," Mattis said, prompting laughter from some military members in the audience. "It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling.

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis said. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."

Mattis' press office has not yet responded to a request to answer questions about his comments.

Of course the Corps doesn't want you long-haired civilians to know this, but it IS a powerful attraction to the armed services. To kill without fear of reprisal. What makes it REALLY fun is when the "soldiers" mix with the general populace. Now yer talkin' ! Fire for effect!


Blogger Brook said...

so glad you published this!

i love this story b/c wingnuts want so bad for everyone to believe this isn't what they are about and everyone KNOWS this is how they think -- it's like seeing them with their pants down. and from where i sit, i see nothing to brag about. maybe if guys like this swung some real wood, they wouldn't turn out to be sociopaths.

Thursday, February 03, 2005 6:13:00 PM  

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