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´Lone Survivor´ is realistic about this:
We owe these heroes a debt

Chicago Tribune, by John Kass

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Posted By:garnet, 1/15/2014 8:32:40 AM

I wasn´t eager about seeing "Lone Survivor," the new hit film about four U.S. Navy SEALs forced to fight a terrible and heroic battle of impossible odds against the Taliban in Afghanistan. What worried me was that it would turn out to be a typical Hollywood war movie, with archetypal characters (the city kid, the cynic, the country boy, etc.) and some kind of big speech at the climax. But it wasn´t a typical Hollywood war movie. It is about morality and the cost and a mission gone wrong. And I´m glad I saw it. One of the good things about "Lone Survivor"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sabrajet, 1/15/2014 8:58:24 AM     (No. 9692708)

Put in the title and search-it comes up without having to sign in.

My Dad said the same thing this writer says about his Dad-- when my Dad went to see Saving Private Ryan, ´they forgot the smells´. My Dad was there on D-Day (after North Africa and Sicily-said you never got use to the smells.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: abuela10, 1/15/2014 9:08:22 AM     (No. 9692724)

I have two wounded warriors throws. I can´t believe how this administration treats the military when the military and NASA is the only thing that works and that we need. Liberals just can´t imagine anything is worth dying for

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mainelysane, 1/15/2014 9:14:02 AM     (No. 9692734)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Michaelus, 1/15/2014 9:44:09 AM     (No. 9692768)

So how exactly are we supposed to treat the politicians who send men like these into mortal combat without support, threaten them for actually fighting and eventually decide to befriend the enemy?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tenncon231, 1/15/2014 9:53:45 AM     (No. 9692779)

Unnecessary deaths caused by a limp noodled cic and attorneys coming up with rules of engagement that has been the cause of many of our best and brightest dying.

I like a statement made by someone fighting for us "war is hell, it is our job to kill and break things", anything less than unleashing hell is an exercise in futility!

Since WW 2 when have we won?
Korea ?
Vietnam ?
Grenada Y
Gulf war Y but didn´t finish
Iraq ?
Afghanistan ? withdrawal date set when 60% of
requested troops sent to fight
with their hands tied behind them!

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