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March 22, 2005

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When I read the article I was struck by this paragraph: "Back on base, the men filled out sworn statements. Apache's officers and NCOs hurried to reassure them. "Put yourself there," says Maj. Dylan Moxness. "You're an 18-year-old kid from Tennessee. You don't even understand why these people don't speak English anyway, you're shouting 'Stop!' and the car's still coming at you—you've got to fire.""

Okay, some extremely slight, microscopic bit of empathy for the 18 year old kid, maybe... but christ, to use this as an excuse? Why do the soldiers have that attitude? Because that's the attitude they're taught to have, the attitude most Americans have. The arrogance exemplified by that statement just left me speechless.

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