rberq wrote:SuperBeetle wrote:I read the book and did not come anywhere to the conclusion you did.
Of course not. If I wrote a book about myself, I would make it say what I wanted it to say, just like he did. Or didn’t – because who actually wrote it? “Chris Kyle (Author), Scott McEwen (Author and “super-patriot”), and Jim DeFelice (Author known for his fiction)”.
freetown fred wrote:Outstanding. My dogs have that PLUS common sense
Touche, Fred. I know what you’re saying, but I suspended my common sense / intuitive wisdom this time in favor of my cynicism, or realism. We tough guys make our heros – our Army Rangers, our Green Berets, our Navy Seals – then we oooohhh and aaaahhh over them like a bunch of middle-aged women watching Dr. Oz on the Oprah show. Yes it is sad that the guy was shot, but come on, he was no god, just another soldier lucky enough to come home and clever and cynical enough to profit from his experiences with books and shoot-em-up outings for people with $3,000 to burn. He based his career on killing people with guns, in the service and after the service, and he was killed with a gun.
I didn't notice anyone saying he was a god and didn't notice anyone saying he was their hero. He knew he was lucky to come home and tried to help fellow veterans. Who did he kill after the service? Are you trying to say he got what he deserved? Are you saying snipers are bad people?