Monday, December 11, 2006

Noel Gallagher on War

A few weeks ago Noel had this to say about soldiers serving in Iraq:

"The troops want to go, all they want to do is fight! They're soldiers. They're loving it, until they get shot -- then they're claiming compensation.
"If you're bothered about getting shot -- here's a thing -- don't join the army."

And today comes this explanation of sorts:

"I'm regularly grossly misquoted in the press," he said. "They made it sound like I was saying British soldiers deserved to get shot at. I was talking about soldiers in general in America, and I was just, like, 'If you don't like getting shot at, don't join the army.' "

Couldn't have put it better myself. Mark Latham expressed similar apathy towards the plight of soldiers in The Latham Diaries, and I can't help but agree. In modern times being a soldier is an occupation, without wanting to oversimplify matters, soldiers chose their own plight.

If you don't like the kill or be killed ethos of military service- then don't join up. In these times we can all refuse to kill, in fact it should be our moral duty not too.


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