Saturday, February 5, 2005


It’s fun to shoot some people: US General

`A senior US Marine Corps General who said it was “fun to shoot some people” should have chosen his words more carefully but will not be disciplined, military officials have said.

Lieutenant General James Mattis, who led troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, made the comments at a conference on Tuesday in San Diego.

“Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up front with you, I like brawling,” said Lt Gen Mattis.

“You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil,” Lt Gen Mattis said during a panel discussion.

“You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them.”‘

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