Training That Makes Killing Civilians Acceptable

RealNews talks to Josh Stieber who after serving in the Iraq war for 14 months, applied for conscientious objector status. Stieber says, “In boot camp we trained with songs that joked about killing women and children.”

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  1. Redroom Studios says:

    seems like there must be additional segments to this interview…

    its always good to hear people who were inside the military speak out this way, but of course very unfortunate to realize what kinds of atrocities are being committed in Iraq.

    I had seen the footage they showed in the last couple weeks. Also, 60 Minutes had a segment on the psychological toll that is being taken by soldiers on the ground. In one company they followed there had been 19 suicides and over 30 homicides committed when the soldiers returned back home.

    the human costs of war are staggering… I hope one day that all people will refuse to engage in war and at that point our rulers will be powerless.

  2. shapeshift says:

    Everything about war is nasty.

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