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View Diary: A Progressive Military Wife Responds to Dana Loesch; UPDATED w/ latest Marine Corps action (179 comments)

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  •  Obviously a Marine will have a different reference (1+ / 0-)
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    What a Marine feels is definitely not going to be the same as what a lay person feel. A marine will have his own honor code  at stake when judging this. Obviously he is going to feel stronger about this (negative or positive) than someone like me. He will be judging this using his own honor code as the basis. I don'[t have such an honor code. I am not a marine. I have my own.

    You may not agree with what I say, but I am not using the same argument that Dana uses if you actually read what I wrote.

    •  I get what you're saying but still disagree... (5+ / 0-)

      And I disagree because I think you've made a mistake in your reasoning. It's a common mistake:

      The taliban has no code of honor when it comes to battle.

      There really is no such thing as The Taliban. The people we are fighting in Afghanistan are sometimes the taliban of old and often they are newer recruits who know very little about the acts of terror committed in the name of the taliban. Often, they believe they are just fighting for their homeland. If this wasn't the case, we wouldn't be trying to find a peace agreement with them. You can't judge them all by the acts of 9/11. Or, you can, and then we just perpetuate the cycle of revenge for years and years and years to come.

      •  Which is why I wondered what part of the Taliban (0+ / 0-)

        I do realize you can't paint a broad brush. Which is why I had a detailed comment on what we are dealing with here. Is it the typical Taliban we are used to seeing? Or a bunch of people under a huge umbrella, some of who may be like real soldiers more than terrorists(which I did not mention explicitly , but what i really meant).
        I was curious what the context was for me to judge the severity of the outrage. Was it a group of resistance fighters? Or were these people they had seen indulge in terroristic acts of bombing and not engaging in regular warfare? All I was saying is that while I respect the sentiment of your diary and agree with the logic of the negative fallout from such an incident, I would like to reserve full judgement until I know exactly what kind of people were killed here. This is different from Dana who wants to insult people like you for expressing what you want to express as if your side is not patriotic enough or strong enough on defense. You can't deny my tone is not dismissive of your argument which Dana's response goes beyond a mere "I can't summon enough outrage".

        •  You very often don't know on a battlefield, (1+ / 0-)
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          and that's why we have honor codes to uphold and laws to follow. So that as a soldier you don't have to think about what is right or make judgement calls about the worthiness of the enemy.

          And I know you're not dismissive. I appreciate that. At the end of the day, we just have to disagree.

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