US Military so hard-nosed

US Military so hard-nosed

For those of you who think the US military is so hard-nosed and withdrawn and that they don’t care about the soldiers who are dying in Iraq should read this article in full. It’s about a commander in Iraq who keeps laminated “cards” of each of the men/boys who have died under his command.

While Major General Rick Lynch is reviewing the cards, he says:

“Jay was 22. … Eddie was 21. … David was less than 20.” He dwells on each face. His voice coarsens and he stops. A red flush burns into the roots of his hair. He keeps his head down.

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