Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Marcus Luttrell: Lone Survivor

Marcus Luttrell is the lone survivor of the members of Seal Team 10 who were ambushed in the mountains in Afghanistan. A stunning story of heroism. The team was engaged in a reconnaissance mission when they were discovered by a few unarmed goat herders. The team debated whether they should let the goat herders go, allowing them to return to their village controlled by the Taliban, or execute the goat herders on the spot to avoid detection by the enemy. A vote was taken by the team of four. Luttrell cast the deciding vote to let the herders go; A vote that he regrets to this day. "It was a stupid, mind-numbing liberal vote, where I allowed my heart to over-rule my brain." (full quote is actually even more stinging). The herders indeed returned to their village, informed the Taliban, and within an hour the Seal Team was surrounded by hundreds of Taliban fighters. Luttrell was the loan survivor of the ensuing events. Well worth the read. His new book is called 'Lone Survivor.' You must see this killer interview with Latrell on the Today Show here. The Neocon wishes to express great admiration for Lutrell and wishes him all the best.

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  1. I dont think this was a liberal decision to let the goat herders go. This is going to turn into another vietnam

  2. It was a decision based on what most of our troops fear more than the enemy. "What's going to happen to me if I do something like this in an attempt to stay alive?" Granted professional conduct is a must but situation dictates the line of life and death. They shouldn't have to worry about what's going to happen to them back home, it's a war, you fight to stay alive.

  3. He is an American Hero.


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