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Tillman Not A Hero?

Hi FC.

Rather open-ended, don’t you think? I can’t speak for all Americans, but what if he was just into guns? If he was already financially secure, oodles of money may not have been a factor.

By that standard, the guys you’re railing against (Taliban incorporated) are more virtuous than any of us could ever hope to be.

That may depend on the circumstances. I question if I would award a purple heart to a man who’d held his own hand grenade for a second too long.

A brief thought from Patton:

“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”

Rather, if they place themselves in harm’s way unnecessarily. And to that, the answer is yes. It may be outweighed by other factors, however.

I was thinking more about the one in Iraq.

DI