Maher HATES army soldiers

Maher HATES army soldiers

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Ankeny, IA

#1 Apr 8, 2013
SEBASTIAN JUNGER: Everything has a kind of intensity. The soldiers arenít psychopaths, they donít miss killing, they donít miss getting killed, but what they miss is that sense of meaning and the bond that arises in that situation. You know, platoon, most of the guys in a platoon would risk their life for everyone else in the platoon. You canít recreate that back home and thatís what they miss.

BILL MAHER: Well, some of them are psychopaths. I mean, letís be honest. Some people join the Army because it's the one place where you can kill people for free. Where you're not charged with murder. I'm not saying that's the main component of it, but I mean that is some attraction

JUNGER: There are probably psychopaths in every population. But the guys that I knew out there actually were, they were incredibly aware of the Afghans because they knew if they alienated the local population they would be in more danger. And they were really, really careful, actually.

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