Originally Posted by quiettiger
Marines normally don't get soft assignments in Iraq so I tend to cut him slack. I don't know if he's on his second or third time out here. Normally Marines are kind of nuts and have strong loves and hates. Most of the time it's not rational but it's something peculiar to themselves. I think it's amazing that Mock can say all manner of foul thing and be totally adulated but Freak other posters get castigated. I guess I haven't been around nice people all my life so some things I just take with a grain of salt. We have some solid church going Christians who do not realize how bad some of things are they say but because it's not popularly know they get overlooked because they can quote scripture and don't say anything of substance. I'm not pleading mercy for this man. I'm just saying...
I'll second your motion. I'll give freak a "pass go" due to his situation. I know he goes "overboard" at times, but considering....I'm ok with it.
Mock IS allowed to go off in his drunken rants without comment, aside from humorous replies about his inebriated state.
Slap and his comments are in the same league, but he doesn't have the mental stress which Freak endures on a daily basis.
Just my humble opinion. Hell I go into attack mode at times. Deserving to the recipient, but it's still an attack!
Stone me if you like, I really don't give one IOTA!