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MARINES: Their leaders are the ones to blame

In March 1945, Gen. George S. Patton famously peed in the Rhine on his way into Germany. While no enemy dead were there to be leaked upon, the symbolism was undeniable: He was urinating on the entire German nation and was cheered; his act struck a chord in the primal parts of a lot of brains.

As our secretaries of defense and state, and other high officials, line up to condemn the Marines seen peeing on the Taliban dead, I stand with those Marines. I don’t condone the act, but it pales compared to those of their leaders.

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MILITARY: Marine Corps didn’t deserve slight

Re: “Marines need to man up” (letter, 11-30).

As a former Marine, it made me mad to read this letter about the Marine Corps and the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Those who are not serving in the armed services or have not served should their mouth closed.

The Marine Corps has a great history of fighting for our country and to have someone degrade the corps is sickening.

I bet the letter writer never served in the military.