Dann757 wrote:A bleeding heart liberal will always stick up for the enemy. Unbelievable.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." Attributed to George Orwell and Winston Churchill, among others.
Maybe that's what we are talking about here, and I fully understand that you don't train a pit bull to kill, then expect it to take tender care of the kittens. Don't accuse me of sticking up for the enemy; that is a cheap shot, because it is not what I did. I simply asked for more information about the story. Navy Seals are expected to show discipline and obey orders. Did they punch the guy (or not) in the heat of battle, in the process of capturing him? Or did they do it later, while he was in detention or while he was being interrogated? Big difference, but that was not at all clear. And what's a punch in the gut got to do with a bloody lip? If you don't know the answer, just say so. Why wasn't the whole unit charged? Why only three? Surely there was SOME basis for questioning their behavior, or the whole chain of command above them are idiots.
So you are acting just like the Seals are accused of acting. You're frustrated and you want to whack somebody, so I ask a simple question about discipline, and you're all over me. Cops lead rough lives sometimes, too. Like I said, do you want them to compensate by beating the sh*t out of you or someone in your family, just because you happen to be handy?