Friday, February 04, 2005


US 'war is fun' general rebuked

BBC NEWS | Americas | US 'war is fun' general rebuked: (link opens in a new window)
"The US Marine Corps has publicly upbraided one of its generals for his comments describing shooting people in Iraq as 'fun'.

Discussing fighting in Iraq, the General said he liked brawling and enjoyed shooting people.

The Marine Corps said Lt Gen James Mattis had been 'counselled' concerning his remarks, made during a panel discussion in California.

The general had agreed he should have chosen his words more carefully.

Gen Mattis is a hardened veteran of combat and appears to have developed a taste for it.

During the discussion, he spoke of his experience fighting in Iraq as commander of the 1st Marine Division.


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