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Ethics On The Battlefield

Chip Reid on MSNBC echoes the same sentiment, but notes two things. First, he says that morale is high among the Marines he is with, perhaps even higher because of this nasty resistance from Saddam’s people. Second, while they are moving, he says, the Marines are engaging in long deliberations about how to determine if a civilian is really a civilian, etc. There’s something comforting knowing these young guys, in the midst of terrible, life-threatening conditions, facing some of the most evil of threats, are wanting to be as right as possible in their every move. Of course, this is part of their mission. But to know that this is a fact, is something wonderful to know about these guys over there fighting on our behalf.

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