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5.0 out of 5 stars Ok this is not for you if:, January 29, 2012
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This review is from: American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (Hardcover)
You are a left-wing bed-wetter and naive peacenik who thinks it is possible to wage war without killing
Not for you if you are a literary snob in search of the kind of eloquence found by late Victorian writers in WWI
You get the idea.
This is written, with full credit given, with the assistance of writers who did not get in the way of the story. The story teller comes through, his language, colloquialisms, profanity, and unvarnished honesty. This will probably become the "With The Old Breed" of the Iraq war. I just wanted to know what it was like to get into the head of a man who actually went through several life changing experiences. Where did he come from? How did that shape him? What made him decide to be a SEAL? What is training really like (just as awful as I have heard)? Did he have a family and how did they manage? How did he end up a sniper and how did he rack up so many kills? All of these questions were answered to my complete satisfaction. All these bloviating reviews about his ego, REAAAALY? Sounds like a lot of envy and effeminate nonsense to me. Yeah libs, there are still some real men out there, willing to risk their lives and willing to do the dirty work that can't be accomplished sitting safely behind a keyboard or the ivy covered walls of a self-important university (want to talk egos?) could not put it down and will be recommending it as one of a long line of combat narratives, Plumb Martin of the revolution, Watkins of the Civil War, and York of WWI.
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Initial post: Jan 29, 2012 8:42:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 29, 2012 8:48:06 AM PST
Mark Allen says:
I don't recall Iraq attacking or even threatening the U.S.A. I also don't remember Congress ever declaring war, as the Constitution requires.

Why don't you state the legal and moral justification for a war that left thousands of brave American men and women dead and many more thousands injured, which led to the deaths of over a million Iraqi men, women and children and many thousands displaced after fleeing the country, sucked a trillion dollars of our nation's wealth into a black hole of corrupt contractors and sweetheart deals and created a lasting hatred for generations of Americans by those whose countries we lay waste in the name of the war on terrorism? And, all this is so we can have the TSA stick their hands down our pants.

But, I guess that's war. By the way, unlike you, I'm a conservative and a Constitutionalist.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2012 11:59:58 AM PST
Gibby says:
Well said Mark

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 12:02:53 PM PST
Gibby says:
Hey historian, why don't you wipe Kyle's azz if you love and hero worship him so much. Be your own man, you effiminate hero worshipping d-bag!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 5:12:03 PM PST
Historian says:
Thats more your schtick, tinkerbelle
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