Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hearts and Minds

This video is just unbelievable.

Wow. I'm so glad we're over there making friends.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's all well and good to make blanket statements like, "I support our troops," but people had better realize that some of our troops over there - just like some humans anywhere - are jerks to the folks around them. Think that kid is going to grow up thinking good things about Americans?

Keith Lowell Jensen said...

Yeah, and I realize that we send really young people over into a situation where they are being shot at and shooting at people so this is lite compared to a-lot of what you'll see, but you're absolutely right; These kids will not be growing up loving the Americans.
Are these guys idiots? Do they not realize how f'd up it is that these kids should be that excited about a bottle of water?

Rafael said...

I'm just pissed that the little kid that stuck with it didn't get the bottle of water.
I think the soldiers who did this thought it was funny at the time, but anyone who watches this video, including them, would realize it stops being funny after the first 2 seconds.

Angry and Shallow said...

Mate if you want to win friends and influence people....dont do that! If you want to win enemies and influence people to hate you do that....and a lot of other stuff they are doing over there!

anjacara said...

I had to stop watching it.
I was just to ashamed.

Keith Lowell Jensen said...

I know what you mean. Stupid spoiled kids. But I try to remember that, they're kids, dressed up in uniforms and dropped in a part of they world that must feel like Mars to them.

anjacara said...

I have a younger sister over there. I am still in denial that she joined the armed forces in the first place. The dangled carrot of free tution was a little more then she could turn down.
She just turned 21, so I know there are good kids over there. I also know that she would never do such a thing, and I hope that she would have the guts to stand up to someone that did.
I know so far that she has not been exposed to some of the horrible things that are happening over there, and I hope she returns as sweet as when she left.

Keith Lowell Jensen said...

My buddy Chris did a tour over there as well. I am quit confident that he represented us well.

Anonymous said...

Need I remind you Keith, that "Freedom isn't Free"?

Repeat that quote tomorrow and I will bust you in the chops. Again. And from experience you know I "hit like a man" according to you.

Kids run around all day anyways. So this kids running around brought some light hearted relief to our troops? What's wrong with that? I'm sure even the kid will laugh about it someday.

~eMiLy

Keith Lowell Jensen said...

Emerly,
I love you despite the fact that you are a very bad person.
Hey, I hear they're having a two for one special on freedom. If you pay for yours I'll get mine free. C'mon! PLEASE!

Anonymous said...

Pretty much an asshole thing to do on their part. However as has been stated, you're dropping immature people (kids that are 18/19 years old) in an insane situation, so it's to be expected that not all of them are going to represent our country well. Just like American tourists can go to foreign countries and act like assholes. What these kids did was not that bad. The stuff you don't hear about on the news or see videos of on the internet, that is done by both the enemy and ourselves, that is the really bad stuff.

Keith Lowell Jensen said...

Yeah, compared to the things that happened at Abu Ghraib this is certainly mild. Just the fact that they think it's kids illicits a strong response I guess. And yeah, it's a shame that a bunch of 18 and 19 year old in a totally insane situation should be our main ambassadors to the people there. I'd have been a poor representative of my country at that age for sure (but not as bad as these guys, I hope.)