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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 08:49 AM
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1. Funny you should ask: LUTTRELL hates Libs more than the Taliban
Earlier I posted about this fellow's appearance with Matt LAUER, where LAUER read a quote from his new book about how he held a vote with his three Navy SEAL squad members over whether to release three unarmed Afghans, who might return to attack with Taliban, or whether to execute them, which would be a war crime. He finally voted to release them, which he called a lily-livered "liberal" thing to do, with many epithets against "liberals."

I couldn't paraphrase the quotation from memory adequately, so I trekked to Barnes and Noble and copied it down.

But before finding the money-quote, I found sprinklings of other gratuitous slurs against "liberals." Obviously he has guilt over his squad being wiped out, with his being the "lone survivor," but when he SHAM excoriates himself for acting like a "liberal," is this an aw-shucks way of pretending to put himself down when he is actually elevating himself? Before the "liberal" slur, he calls his decision the product of his "Christian soul."


Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

By Marcus LUTTRELL with Patrick ROBINSON
Copyright 2007 by Marcus LUTTRELL

Little, Brown, and Company

p. 184. Sorry, lefties. But, like we say back home in Texas, a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.

p. 202. The hard fact was, if these three Afghan scarecrows ran off to find Sharmak and his men, we were going to be in serious trouble, trapped out here on this mountain ridge. The military decision was clear: these guys could not leave there alive. I just stood there, looking at their filthy beards, rough skin, gnarled hands, and hard, angry faces. These guys did not like us. They showed no aggression, but neither did they offer or want the hand of friendship.

p. 203. Was I afraid of their possible buddies in the Taliban? No. Was I afraid of the liberal media back in the U.S.A.? Yes. And I suddenly flashed on the prospect of many, many years in a U.S. civilian jail alongside murderers and rapists.

p. 205. We could not possibly turn them loose. But my trouble is, I have another soul. My Christian soul. And it was crowding in on me. Something kept whispering in the back of my mind, it would be wrong to execute these unarmed men in cold blood. And the idea of doing that and then covering our tracks and slinking away like criminals, denying everything, would make it more wrong.

p. 206. I looked Mikey right in the eye, and I said, We gotta let em go.
It was the stupidest, most southern-fried, lame brained decision I ever made in my life. I must have been out of my mind. I had actually cast a vote which I knew could sign our death warrant. Id turned into a fucking liberal, a half-assed, no-logic nitwit, all heart, no brain, and the judgment of a jackrabbit.

***********UNQUOTE********* ...

This would be one Marcus LUTTRELL, who was interviewed (or fawned over) by Matt LAUER. This was in the style of how Judith REGAN serviced, uh, I mean, PUBLISHED, Bernie KERIK: Take one HUGH physical specimen, furnish a co-"author" and let him ramble on, then interview him with dewey eyes, your heart pounding with empathy over a big, strong dude showing barely caged wrenching EMOTION.

He's a Navy SEAL (along the lines of Rogue Warrior, another one of REGAN's pets). His unit captured some Taliban and had to decide whether to EXECUTE them or let them go, with the letting-go meaning these Talibaners would be back to attack very soon. So they voted, and Marcus voted -- against his wingnut instincts he says -- to let them go and sure enough the unit is soon under seige and everybody is wiped out EXCEPT Marcus, the LONE SURVIVOR.

So then Matt said, "Let me read you something you wrote: (paraphrasing) 'So I voted to let them go against my gut feelings. I voted the goddamned LIBERAL bleeding heart way to let them go.' "

I can't do justice to the quote. He listed a good half-dozen epithets modifying the gratuitous "Liberal" word.

I don't doubt he has PTSD, that he has guilt over EVERYBODY dying except him, but where did the "Liberal" blame get into this?

In the wingnut item below (from Google), he is said to be the leader of the squad (sort of like Poppy in ditching two planes). Oh, and at the end, where Matt asked about his plans, the answer was that, after taking a break, the dude is going to MEDICAL SCHOOL, doubtlessly to bestow future patients with WINGNUT CARE.
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