Thursday, February 03, 2005

This is the guy I want fighting for my country....

Apparently, some people were offended by Marine Corps Lt. General James Mattis saying that he enjoyed killing people. Here is Mattis's full quote as it appears in the AP article:

"Actually it's quite fun to fight 'em, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling," said Mattis.

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis said during a panel discussion. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."

I think that this is EXACTLY the kind of thing I want to here from a guy who's job it is to kill people. Would you rather have this guy in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting terrorists or teaching high school woodshop or in customer service for a cell phone company? If you've got someone who wants to fight, the Marine Corps is the place for that individual to be.

Even if you don't agree with the premise of war, you have to admit that this guy has found his calling and when you've got a military, this is the guy I want training the troops and squeezing off rounds into foreign dictators. He's to you Lt. General James Mattis, trained killing machine and military PR nightmare. Ryan the Angry Midget Salutes You!


Lord Bling said...


On the Mark said...

Ah...for once...the Midg and I are in total agreement. Funny that people object to this. What do they want him to say? "Every time I have to kill an enemy combatant I weep uncontrollably"? Come on folks, grow up. This is the military and their job is to kill the enemy. Hopefully with a bit of gusto!