Saturday, February 09, 2008

Choices from Hell

Jonathan Kay on Marcus Luttrell's Noble Christian Soul

How many times, every day, are soldiers from Western nations faced with these kinds of choices? Damned if they do. Damned if they don't. In how many Western nations do ordinary civilians and their elected representatives have the balls to make these kinds of choices? And what are the consequences when we shirk our responsibilities to make difficult choices? In both the United States and Canada, citizens are being treated to media speculation about up-coming elections. We, who inhabit Western democracies, who are given the opportunity to select who will govern us, need to remember people like Marus Luttrell.

God bless Marcus Luttrell and his comrades in Hindu-Kush on that fateful day.


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