Quote of the Day
- From TomPaine.com quoting the March29, 2003 edition of the NY Times:
- At the base camp of the Fifth Marine Regiment here, two sharpshooters, Sgt. Eric Schrumpf, 28, and Cpl. Mikael McIntosh, 20, sat on a sand berm and swapped combat tales.
The marines said they had little trouble dispatching their foes, most of whom they characterized as ill-trained and cowardly. “We had a great day,” Sergeant Schrumpf said. “We killed a lot of people…. We dropped a few civilians,” Sergeant Schrumpf said, “but what do you do?” [In one incident], he recalled watching one of the women standing near the Iraqi soldier go down. “I’m sorry,” the sergeant said. “But the chick was in the way.”
Sergeant Schrumpf’s statement is exhibit A in the case to show the effects of military training/brainwashing. How in the world can one say that kiling “a lot of people” is a “great day”? How can one soul become so bankrupt?
What is most disturbing is that we all have contributed to this moral depravity. Our tax dollars paid for Schrumpf to have the belief that some lives aren’t worth anything and our tax dollars paid for his gun and the bullets that killed that woman.
May God have mercy on us all.