A&E’s Combat Diary series featured the 3-25 Marines’ Lima Company last week, and as a result of heightened awareness of the bloodied unit, a lot of folks have been googling their way to MO’s posts on the unit:
- 1st Platoon of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment
- Our standard weapons meet Matador
- No recall for this Marine armor
- Another Amtrac destroyed by an IED
The first post (originally from over a year ago) received this comment from a reader:
The guys and ladies fighting in Iraq are truly brave, but only a fool would go fight for this fool we call a commander and chief.
I wanted to respond to the obvious lack of clear thinking and multi-purpose compliment/insult, but decided to just let the thing lie. (Ha, Ha…”lie”…–Ed)
Even better than my rejoinder would have been, though, is this response from another reader:
So basically you are calling these “brave” men fools? You disrespect their sacrifices and the memory of the fallen.
The real fool is the one who thinks he is supporting the troops by calling them brave, but in the same breath calls them all fools.
You need to take some logic courses so you don’t come across as such an illogical fool Ricky Mac.
Calling people fools is not supporting them… even if you try to couch it in an insincere compliment.
I am a son of a Korean immigrant. And if it were not for the brave sacrifices of men, such as those in Lima Company, half a century ago, I would be sitting in a shanty in North Korea paying lip service to Kim Jong Il.
Half a century from now, I’m sure the son of an Iraqi immigrant will be saying the same thing (albeit substituting Iraq for North Korea and Sadaam for Kim Jong Il)…
Ummm, I don’t think I can top that…