I wonder how well the f-bombs translate...
Kind of makes you wonder why we would spend trillions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives on both sides for people that obviously don't like us and don't want us there. Well at least we changed the balance of power from the Sunni's to the Shiites and their Iranian buddies.
That was awesome. He sure told it to em'. He dropped a lot of F bombs throughout that whole "speech"
I can't watch at work. What happened? Did they take Marty's other press pass?
I saw that a few months back, great video.
I think the guy in the video is an idiot, and I hope he's on the streets, out of work. After he gets stripped of rank and retirement. If he worked for me, I'd UCMJ his butt for Conduct Unbecoming, at the very least. Trust me, that's not the way you motivate multinational soldiers to perform.
An incompetent idiot and a disgrace to the uniform.
That worthless punk just undid a lot of work that his betters have worked on for years to do.
Right idea, WRONG way to present it. He's treating them like they are low-life scumballs and that only pisses them off. I can understand where he is angry and frustrated because his life and his troops lives are in danger and if the Iraqi police aren't doing their job, it becomes that much worse. He does need to learn how to use some tact, though.
You know, my problem isn't with his frustration. God knows, I've felt it. My problem is that what he did was ineffective, and showing his frustration made him look weak in the eyes of his host nation mentorees.
It's kind of like men and women griping about the opposite sex; what purpose does it do? There are ways to be effective. There are ways to be ineffective. I choose to not complain about the things that I cannot change, and ruck up and do the things I CAN change.
I detest golf, but there is a golf phrase I dearly love: "You have to play the course". It's a more erudite version of "suck it up and drive on." There just isn't any fair, so don't worry about things that appear "unfair" to you. Personally, I "get" that my guys have all sorts of different goals/interests/objectives. I get things done by trying to get mine to track with theirs, whether they are a militia guy, or Taliban, or just plain lazy.
I'm surprised by how many guys I work with absolutely hate it here, and hate their coalition partners/host nation mentorees, what have you. I just choose to pick the corn out of the turd and have a great day, instead.