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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    I hope we show him the same respect, and only put him in harms way for DAMN good reason.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    Like Pat Tilman.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    The Patriots should draft him in the 7th round or sign him as a UDFA as a symbolic gesture to him.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    No one has any idea who perpetrated the attack, I don't see the connection between the attack and re-enlisting in the Marines.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    Ok.....Don't see the connection. His choice, but doesn't sound like the brightest boy out there.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    Except alive.




    Too soon?
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    Since he already knows who did it can he let the rest of us in on the secret at least?
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    Tillman was killed by one of his own men. The one thing he didn't want to happen was for his death to be used for propaganda. Read the book Where Men Earn Glory. It will leave you shaking your head that we can waste a life like Pat's so carelessly and then exploit it without caring about his wishes or his family's.
    This guy is making some major assumptions about the Marathon.
    Fighting Afghans isn't going to do a thing if this turns out to be another Timothy Mcveigh.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    That's his way of doing something about it. Obviously a far more honorable way than playing a game or posting on an internet board.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    I thank him for his service to our country.

    (A little disappointing to see a few take some cheap shots at him.)
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    The man is following his own conscience -- an example for us all. It does NOT make him a "hero," or better than anyone else in any way.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    How is it doing anything about it, though? Wouldn't donating blood make more sense?
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    They're not cheap shots, just the real observation that he has gone to fight abroad when it isn't even known who did this.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    Nothing what you posted is "obvious" to me. Doing the wrong thing is not "obviously" better than doing nothing. Killing a bunch of Iraqis is not "obviously" going to prevent terrorist acts, especially those like yesterday's, in which there does not appear to be any evidence of the involvement of international terrorist organizations.

    Nor is it "obvious" that one profession is more "honorable" than the other. There are honorable soldiers and there are soldiers who dishonor their charge and their flag. Same with football players, lawyers, deep sea fishermen, etc. People are honorable, not professions.

    Just so we're clear, this is far, far from a Pat Tillman situation. Tillman was an established, accomplished star in the NFL with no military background who chose to drop a long-term contract with the Cardinals to fight against an abhorrent regime that actively fostered international terrorism and sheltered the perpetrators of September 11. This guy is a 30 yr graduate of a fifth-rate university with marginal football talent and no serious prospects at an NFL career. He is simply going back to his former career in the military, which is probably his best option.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    Yeah, I got that. Wasn't really commenting on this guy's questionable understanding of his own motives.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    :confused: Why? It isn't as if BB has a lot of draft picks this year. It wouldn't be smart on this go round.
     
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    Re: Ex-Marine, N.F.L. draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombin

    I have no idea why this comment was pulled. I agree 100%.
     
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    Re: Ex-Marine, N.F.L. draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombin

    The usual agenda-ridden BS from the media spinning this story as something sensational.

    Not even close to Tillman-esque, this guy is simply going to go do a job - just like lots of other young men across the country.
     
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    Re: OT: Ex-Marine, Nfl Draft prospect, re-enlisting in the Marines after Boston Bombi

    2nd reading that book, I found it eye opening. Particularly interesting to me was how disappointing Tillman found the average army Joe to be. He enlisted hoping to be amongst some hard dudes like himself, and instead found dumb-dumb 18 year olds. This changed a bit when he entered the Rangers, though that lead to a whole host of other issues.
     

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