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  •  One aspect that makes me very sad, is that (2+ / 0-)
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    Garrett, wenchacha

    I believe most people serving in the military are honorable people who, most of the time, attempt to do the right thing, in shitty circumstances.

    BM should never have been sent to combat. I watched the video of the interview with his father and I felt really sorry for BM, although he's not entirely blameless either. It seemed evident from about age 7 his father was not around much. His mother was isolated and completely dependent.  I think his father didn't know how to have a father-son relationship.

    BM is very bright, and if he had remained stateside, with a company commander who looked out for him, gave him enough structure, but also guided him to channel his creativity and drive in a useful direction, he might have matured into a decent soldier, doing some kind of geeky office work.

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