> Mike Lorrey writes:
> > In your typical platoon during WWII, in any given firefight, typically 3-5
> > soldiers actually would shoot back, the rest trying to dig themselves as deep
> > into the ground as possible. Most people have an innate reluctance to shoot a
> > human shaped object.
> > Special forces owe a large portion of their success to the fact that they are
> > 100% proven shooters
> > (and they are more mobile because they
> > don't have to worry about carrying out cowardly deadweight).
> In describing people who won't kill as "cowardly deadweight", you seem
> to be suggesting that reluctance to kill human beings is cowardly.
> Is this what you meant to say?
A person who enlists due to the weakness of their pride, ego, etc., being afraid
of what people would think if they did not serve, and too wimpy to declare
themselves a concientious objector, then gets into combat and refuses to stand
by his comrades who are risking their lives to save his ass from the enemy, yes,
by damn, that person IS a coward. There is no other word to describe such a
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