Sunday, July 18, 2010

War- What is it Good For?

Perhaps in many ways this paragraph from Sebastian Junger's incredible book, WAR, says it all:

"I prayed only once in Afghanistan," O'Byrne [a soldier] wrote me after it was all over. "It was when Restrepo [a medic] gopt shot, and I prayed to god to let him live. But God, Allah, Jehovah, Zeus or whatever a person may call God wasn't in that valley. Combat is the devil's game. God wanted no part. That's why our prayers weren't answered: the only one listening was Satan."
p. 235

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