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Subject: Cat $#^* One
esmoore5    7/20/2010 10:44:57 PM
Cat $#^* One (Aka Apocalypse Meow): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Meow Is now up at: http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/anime/watch/v20262215Xrrg6reG What else can I say but...... Commando Rabbits rock! :)
 
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esmoore5    Let's try the links again.....   7/20/2010 10:49:45 PM

Cat $#^* One (Aka Apocalypse Meow):
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Is now up at:
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What else can I say but...... Commando Rabbits rock! :)

Hmm, the links didn't copy over properly the first time, so lets try it again: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Meow http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/anime/watch/v20262215Xrrg6reG
 
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C2    The bigger picture   7/21/2010 9:52:21 AM
Two hideously unprofessional soldiers... 

Being a soldier is about following orders, not doing what is right. 
 
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doggtag       7/21/2010 10:42:54 AM

Two hideously unprofessional soldiers... 




Being a soldier is about following orders, not doing what is right. 

Abu Ghraib.
It's been established that,
just because someone has rank and authority over you,
that doesn't mean every order they give you is a lawful, defendable/justifiable one,
especially if they find themselves under court martial or other investigation at a later date for it.
 
Or,
if your leadership (those in authority over you) are issuing orders that an investigation later reveals to be unlawful,
how were you to know what was the "right" thing to do,
when it was firstly your leadership that failed,
that leadership you've been conditioned never to question but only to obey?
If we are never to challenge our leadership to do the moral, ethical thing
and always maintain proper military bearing in doing so,
how then do we, the followers, maintain our innocence in connection with the wrongdoings of those appointed over us?
 
Notice that we didn't allow that whole, "I was only obeying orders" defense during the Nuremburg trials post WW2?
Nor by the same token did we let all the subordinates skate free in the aftermath of the Abu Ghraib investigations.
 
Regardless of rank or authority, those in charge over us are, themselves, only human, and just as easily can succumb to errors in judgment, despite any bearing and professionalism we are supposedly able to expect of them holding a given rank.
 
When is it lawful, or not, for the underlings to recognize, "sir/ma'am, your actions are out of line/unlawful, and I will not obey those orders" ?
 
Whole can o' worms, ain't it?
 
 
...Or was your comment solely in jest?
 

 
 
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