RE: Theater of the Absurd
It is an understatement to say that I am fully aboard with Mike on this one. Three Navy SEALs have the audacity to punch a terrorist responsible for the murder and mutilation of four Americans in Fallujah? I thought audacity was in these days.
Three rough men - who happen to be the good guys - punch a murdering terrorist. To the few not cheering, please put down your law degree for just long enough before you cause our Warriors to simply opt out of warfighting.
Most of the howling types taking up complaint have done worse as children. I once hit my cousin in the forehead with the claw end of a hammer. Please, charge me and leave these warfighters to do their business. The business that you are clearly unsuited for.
Consider, howlers, this closing paragraph from Peter Kirsenow's September 11, 2006, National Review column, The Real Jack Bauers.
While it may be apocryphal, Winston Churchill is often quoted as having said (supposedly paraphrasing Orwell) "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." We owe it to these gentlemen not to take for granted the undisturbed sleep we've enjoyed the last five years. Without them we might not have been so fortunate.
And they punch terrorists.