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Another lesson in courage

 
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So what's the lesson?
[ April 24, 2004: Message edited by: Alan Labout ]
 
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The lesson is self-explanatory and I will not stand idly by if this great inspiration for Americans is demeaned in any way.
Just read or watch the news. That will answer your question better.
This is now a lighthearted forum.
Did you see my post about 'Baba' Walters and her new unreality-TV contest? They will be giving a real, live baby as a prize! (I'm NOT kiddin!)
 
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I can't speak for anyone else, but to me, the lesson is that all of our soldiers are precious, and each life lost is to be mourned.
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And, as the news say, this guy chose to be a soldier instead of a millionaire, after Sept 11.
Repeat: Soldier instead of Millionaire.
He felt he had to do something after that fateful day when one of my best friends of all time was assassinated in cold blood by irrational, tribalist, obscurantist, bloodthirsty terrorists.
That's why Tillman will always be an inspiration to us Americans. In fact that is almost the definition of inspiration.
His name will always stand for that.
NEXT QUESTION!
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I can't speak for Pat Tillman, but if I had died in the line of duty when I was in the military - and don't get me wrong, I'm very glad I didn't, but it's a risk everyone who volunteers for military duty knowingly takes - I would have wanted people to take away the lesson that some things are worth dying for.
So I guess that's the lesson I take away from this.
 
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The man died for what he believed in. He sacrificed a full life with a promising future and put his life on the line for his country. You don't have to agree with the man's point of view to see honor in him and his sense of purpose.
 
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The lesson is the true reason for joining the armed forces.
NOT money (he could have gotten 100 times as much or more as a sportsman).
NOT glory (he could have gotten tons of media attention had he wanted to, see Elvis).
NOT career (he could have had that in sports easier).
But patriotism, love of country and fellow men, and idealism to do something about the dangers facing his society.
Honour, Duty, Country.
 
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Hats off to Tillman.
...and all the others who are over there sucking up dust, trying to survive in an increasingly hostile shitstorm.
 
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