Unlike Chris Kyle, Here is an American Sniper We Can Call ‘Hero’

To me, Kyle, ‘American Sniper’ represents everything that s wrong with America… uncontrolled Aggressiveness and militarism.. “He did not keep track of his kills and hates that I ask him for a number.

“I wasn’t keeping track and often times there was no confirmation. I feel it didn’t make me a better soldier and certainly doesn’t make me more of a man. If Chris Kyle got 160 confirmed kills, I joke and say that I missed 160 times. I wish that was true. We are talking about human beings and I hate quantifying that. Each life is so precious. We destroy that every time. One was too many, the truth is unspeakable.”

The Acronym Journal

by Dennis Trainor, Jr. 
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Listening to Garett Reppenhagen describe how he felt the first time he shot someone is like listening to an addict talk about their first time injecting heroin. “I leveled my M-4, put him in my iron sights, and took three shots. One of them hit him center mass and he went down in the middle of the road. I had this instant sense of satisfaction, overwhelming excitement and pride. It was really kind of an ecstatic feeling that I had.”

I had just seen the film American Sniper, the revisionist history popcorn propaganda piece of myth making and nationalistic war porn being sold to us by Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, and screenwriter Jason Hall an apolitical character study.  I wanted to talk with an actual American Sniper, and Garett was generous enough to pick up the phone.

Bradley Cooper has said that he "Doesn't want 'American Sniper' to be used in political conversation" Bradley…

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