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Reader comment on item: [Hasan Akbar and] Murder in the 101st Airborne

Submitted by dgage (United States), Apr 5, 2003 at 13:06

He may have converted to Islam, but he is still an American, a military soldier, a member of the most respected and elite division in the United States Military, and last he is a VOLUNTEER, and possibly a re-enlistee. Whatever personal problems he may have had should have been worked out BEFORE shipping out.

But once there, his duty was to his Country FIRST, not his personal feelings or his religon or political beliefs. Why? because the lives of his comrades depend on it, fail and people die unnecessarily. There is no excuse for what he did. He did what he did because he didn't want to be there. As a matter of fact he doesnt want to be involved in any war or conflict where his life may be in danger. I don't think his religon has anything to do with it. There are many members of our military who join simply for the "good stuff", job security, steady pay, school, job training. They never figure on actually going to war. What they do figure on is the "good Stuff" and retiring with a good civilian job. Someone should have blown the whistle on this guy long before shipping his [sorry a...s] overseas. Thank goodness for those of us who proudly serve our country especially in times of war when we are needed the most.

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