Jeremy Gets it Just Right

He summarizes:

I don’t think you’re insulting the military by focusing on the atrocities some soldiers have committed. When they stop torturing and killing innocent people, then you can stop calling it to our attention, but not before. It sucks that good soldiers are looked upon with suspicion nowadays, but most people still respect them and call them heroes when they die. It’s like being a cop: They get to carry a gun. They get to search people and lock them up. They get to kill people when *they* decide it is justified. In exchange, we get to criticize them when abuses of power come to light. They have guns and we have speech. I’d hate to be in their shoes, but they should consider what it’s like to have a conscience but no weapons. It ain’t easy.

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