Ron Paul Walks Back Tweet Reaction To Killing Of Chris Kyle After Son Rand Weighs In: via HuffPost

Ron Paul Walks Back Tweet Reaction To Killing Of Chris Kyle After Son Rand Weighs In: via HuffPost http://huff.to/12qeNqz Chris Kyle’s death was tragic but he is no hero. You have to be on the right side to be a hero. American fascists knowingly launch a war on premises that were fraudulent. They treated it like a video game, Grand Theft Oil, and in the end everybody lost except Halliburton and a few other politically connected contractors. The only American heros that are possible in such a situation are people like Valerie Plame’s husband, who should be given the highest civil recognition, and in the military, those who refused to participate. The most I can do for Mr. Kyle is that in a military situation, barring extremes like Auschwitz, it is a defence that you were only following orders. To insist that soldiers completely inform themselves, form their own opinions, and act on them, is too high a standard and not necessarily desireable. Chris Kyle may have shown skill and valour in the execution of his duties, but that doesn’t make him a hero. If he’s a hero, so’s the German ace who shot down 350 planes in WW2. And what does writing a book about it and his choice of companions show about his character.

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