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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 09:52 AM
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9. What utter bravado BS. Can you imagine getting a letter like that?
This is such crap.

Does this guy think he's writing to a bunch of bloodthirsty nazi's?

The tone of the letter is exactly the kind of egotistical, mindless drivel that gets people killed and creates an atmosphere that doesn't allow for rational thought.

I guess that's great if you're a marine tasked to follow orders and nothing else, but I see this kind of thinking at the very top levels of our civilian "leadership."

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  -This is an email sent by a Marine Unit Commander to his units wifes MSgt213  Apr-16-04 09:28 AM   #0 
  - Body count is the measure of success - just like Viet Nam  ftbc   Apr-16-04 09:32 AM   # 
  - At the small unit level that's often all you can mesure  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 09:47 AM   #4 
  - Only trouble with that  MadHound   Apr-16-04 09:58 AM   #16 
  - There are more parts to war then fighting. The Bristish also pulled out  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 10:17 AM   #23 
  - Did that 2,000lb bomb have anything to do with 'success'  keithyboy   Apr-16-04 02:27 PM   #40 
  - The Tet Offensive was a disaster for the North Vietnamese  Warren Stuart   Apr-16-04 09:32 AM   #1 
  - You needed to be there to understand  Mountainman   Apr-16-04 10:48 AM   #33 
     - I saw that too  saigon68   Apr-16-04 05:53 PM   #50 
  - what a charming little missive  xchrom   Apr-16-04 09:34 AM   #2 
  - I think good writing has been lost in the age of text messaging  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 09:47 AM   #5 
  - BWHAHAHAHA!!!  Karenina   Apr-16-04 02:52 PM   #43 
  - It reads like a review of a Hollywood war epic.....Sad  glarius   Apr-16-04 09:59 AM   #17 
  - Excuse me?  LandOLincoln   Apr-16-04 06:09 PM   #51 
  - What do you expect a commander to write?  Redleg   Apr-16-04 10:26 AM   #28 
  - Vengeance of the righteous?  MallRat   Apr-16-04 09:39 AM   #3 
  - They conjur up religious zeal and make me also uncomfortable Funny since  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 09:50 AM   #8 
  - Who made "us" the "righteous"?  lambsquarter   Apr-16-04 09:54 AM   #13 
     - God Did!  WoodrowFan   Apr-16-04 02:56 PM   #46 
  - "Magnificent Bastards" ??  VLC98   Apr-16-04 09:47 AM   #6 
  - This is the difference between the USMC & the USAF  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 10:13 AM   #20 
  - Total respect for you having served in Vietnam...  VLC98   Apr-16-04 07:34 PM   #52 
     - My dear friend  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 11:31 PM   #53 
        - Dear Ernesto,  VLC98   Apr-17-04 02:40 PM   #55 
  - Magnificent Bastards  NewJeffCT   Apr-16-04 10:21 AM   #25 
     - No stinking John Wayne  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 10:27 AM   #29 
  - This dude needs to get his story straight...  slavkomae   Apr-16-04 09:49 AM   #7 
  - They are terrorist soliders who fight sneakly with pride  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 09:53 AM   #10 
  - They wouldn't want it to sound like  bloom   Apr-16-04 09:57 AM   #15 
  - What utter bravado BS. Can you imagine getting a letter like that?  Postman   Apr-16-04 09:52 AM   #9 
  - Sounds like blood thirsty christian americans to me  MSgt213   Apr-16-04 09:54 AM   #12 
  - Can you imagine being a Marine  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 10:22 AM   #26 
     - I tried as best as I could before the invasion of Iraq to stop it.  Postman   Apr-16-04 05:41 PM   #49 
        - I tried to, Amigo  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 11:35 PM   #54 
  - "We are here to win." what ?..hearts and minds ?  the Kelly Gang   Apr-16-04 09:53 AM   #11 
  - They would have had much more success if they  ArkDem   Apr-16-04 09:57 AM   #14 
  - dear ladies, how gullible are you?  GreatCaesarsGhost   Apr-16-04 10:02 AM   #18 
  - And this man rose to the level of Lieutenant Colonel?  revcarol   Apr-16-04 10:06 AM   #19 
  - Would Germans who fought the Allied powers  LagaLover   Apr-16-04 10:17 AM   #22 
  - apples and oranges..  frylock   Apr-16-04 10:48 AM   #34 
  - Actually, a much better question would be  meluseth   Apr-16-04 02:11 PM   #39 
     - Great point, methuseth  lumpy   Apr-16-04 02:34 PM   #42 
  - Ummm... it is precisely because of such an attitude that he rose...  IrateCitizen   Apr-16-04 10:18 AM   #24 
  - The "enemy" didn't do anything to us. The "Magnificent Bastards"  leesa   Apr-16-04 10:16 AM   #21 
  - I have to defend the jarheads on this one  Ernesto   Apr-16-04 10:47 AM   #32 
     - Excellent response, Ernesto.  Redleg   Apr-16-04 01:11 PM   #35 
  - Ha  awake   Apr-16-04 10:25 AM   #27 
  - IMO  TexasMexican   Apr-16-04 01:28 PM   #37 
  - Good god folks, get some perspective on this letter.  Redleg   Apr-16-04 10:33 AM   #30 
  - Everybody in a war needs to know what they are fighting for.  9215   Apr-16-04 02:55 PM   #45 
  - letter to his unit's wives  demigoddess   Apr-16-04 10:37 AM   #31 
  - Remember this? ... "I love the smell of napalm in the morning"  Bozita   Apr-16-04 01:19 PM   #36 
  - "openly watching with disdain"...  Ysabel   Apr-16-04 01:36 PM   #38 
  - Spoken like a true  lumpy   Apr-16-04 02:29 PM   #41 
  - I'm glad this thread has not elicited bashing of our soldiers --  DeepModem Mom   Apr-16-04 02:55 PM   #44 
  - "We are here to win. "  Alpharetta   Apr-16-04 02:58 PM   #47 
  - Unfortunatley they forget that it is the Iraqi's Home we invaded  sce56   Apr-16-04 03:26 PM   #48 

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