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14. Comment #441964 by bitbutter


Quite!

"perhaps be admired for their conviction to their faith and their sense of loyalty to each other"


Faith has been dealt with above, but only a theist would think it was good As for loyalty, why would you not expect any effective body of fighting men to have loyalty to each other?
The day NATO forces shatter Taliban loyalty is the day they win.

9. Comment #441954 by agki


Same as Bill Maher's self evident comment on 9/11.

It reminds me of a story of a Royal Marine Commando who got a postumous medal in WWII - recommended by a German officer! It was a motor torpedo raid on a U-boat installation in France. The marine stayed at his post manning the boat's heavy machine gun, and was wounded multiple times before being killed. Not giving due credit to ones enemy is not only mean, it is also stupid - many a military cock-up has resulted from under estimating the enemy.

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:56:00 UTC | #423427