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Reader comment on: Dishonorably Disarmed: Marines Insulted by Sec. Panetta

Submitted by DWH (United States), Mar 16, 2012 10:24

Unfortunately you have a sort of pristine view of Marines as virtuous warriors instead of realizing they are all vulnerable men caught up in a "winless" situation in Afghanistan and Iraq. In my view the Marines have been terribly misused within the lust for combat of former President Bush, and continued somewhat by Obama. When the rate of suicide among the men and women in the military exceeds those being killed in combat, something is profoundly wrong. And the huge numbers of men injured and mentally damaged from being in combat is a tragedy that all of us will pay for at an enormous cost. Yes, our country should do whatever it costs to help them. And at the same time begin a public discussion of how to prevent such widespread damage done under the false conclusion that the US "needs" to go war when in reality we need to become infinitely more persuasive in courageously mediating peace around the world.


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