Re: Enough to make a good man swear!
I am disappointed, but not surprised or shocked by this news. My service in the Marine Corps was characterized by a great contradiction, one that I imagine must be shared with other effective military organizations . . .
At times we were made to feel like nothing less than the saviors, defenders and protectors of our society, the pride of America, the "tip of the spear." We were told we were the best trained and equipped, the smartest, the strongest, the most highly educated warriors in history. At other times, we were treated like cattle, like property, like schoolchildren, like convicts.