Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sending crazy people into combat is a bad idea

You know it. I know it. Anybody with a lick of common sense knows it. But it took nearly ten years of near-constant combat before the U.S. Army finally figures it out and starts screening soldiers for mental health problems *before* they deploy.

-- Badtux the "Are they dumber than rocks, or just dumber than trees?" Penguin


  1. Totally off topic, but you should be aware of this.


  2. Yes, sending crazy people into combat is a bad idea. And being as we are all crazy they should disband all the military's around this rock.

  3. "But it took nearly ten years"
    How about ten thousand?
    How about how else do you fight except by being crazy?

  4. Well, you fight because the other guy is trying to kill you and you want to kill him first. You fight because you want to defend your country. You fight because you were drafted and told you could either fight or spend 20 years in prison and be a pariah upon your release. Or you can fight because you like fighting, which I suppose is what you're talking about, but I'm not sure that's as much crazy as it is simply brutal.

    - Badtux the Matter-of-fact Penguin


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