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Esquire article: "I miss Iraq. I miss my gun. I miss my war"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pringle, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Not to speak to early, but Brian Mockenhaupt seems like a candidate for this war's Tim O'Brien. We'll see what else he produces, but this essay is very powerful. It's not anti-war. It's not pro-war. It recognizes how psychologically complex the experience is, scarring and nourishing at the same time.

    http://www.esquire.com/features/articles/2006/070206_mfe_March_07_Essay.html
     
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    That was a great article. It was the first one I read when the issue arrived in the mail.
     
  3. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Better, much better, than the crap from people who denounce it.
     
  4. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    I may not miss all the shooting and killing but I certainly have something I miss about being overseas working for my country. I will alway have this part of me that is haunting but yet inspiring. I do not know how to explain it to some one who thinks the military is unnecessary let alone to some one who does not believe in the Iraq war.
     
  5. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Preach on, brother. Damn Gators.
     
  6. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    As Hannity might say, "You're an American hero. We salute you."

    Guys like Fen and zeke just need to drop their jealousy of what it means to be hannitized. LMAO!!!!
     
  7. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    I am no hero, I just did my job that I signed up to do when I had to do it. I can't wait till the tourney starts so maybe just maybe my boys can get revenge on those Gators. Hannity give the straight talk with out the bombastic voice and overtones that Rush does but I still love listening to Rush. I love how Rush silences those liberals with bleeding hearts.
     
  8. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Secondly I would like to point out that this article is the most well written piece I have ever seen on what it is like to be a solider. I still miss my number 12 m-16 because of the security it gave me and the knowledge of how it saved my life and my fellow soldiers lives and how it would destroy the enemy.
     
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Let me be the first to call bullshit.
     
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    On the article?
     
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    No, absolutely not the article.
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    I'll second that.
     
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