US Forces in Iraq

#1
Hi
After reading the book's MY WAR & Jarhead I think I now understand the MORONIC ATTITUDE in US FORCES in Iraq. It seems to be instilled in there thinking in their training .
Do the Yanks act this way at all times, I remember when I was stationed in Germany in the 60s they acted like they were Superior to Everyone then. :? :?
All the Best
PLANK
 
#2
I don't know any serving US military person who thought Jarhead was a good book. The general consensus is that Swofford is an a-hole. The book was a 200-page, foul-mouthed gripe session with no redeeming qualities.

NTM
 

Zoid

Old-Salt
#5
I thought Jarhead was badly written, and very drivel like. Captured the media and Hollywood though didn't he, and made a lot of money.
 
#6
THANK YOU GENT'S FOR REPLYING. IT SEEMS NOT ALL YOU READ IN BOOKS IS CORRECT, 8O 8O
GOOD LUCK TO ALL FRIENDLY FORCES OUT THERE AND I HOPE YOU GET HOME "OK"
 
#8
No he wrote the book himself. He wrote it in my hometown no less
 
#10
No, but he was on a radio program here when the movie came out. He wrote the book while he was living here after being discharged.
 
#12
Swofford mentioned in the forward of his book that he sought to make an emotional impact on the reader by playing fast and loose with reality. As I read the book, I kept that in mind. It was far from the most entertaining read but not the worst either.
 
#13
This is a review of the film Jarhead from the perspective of a Marine currently in Iraq http://midnight.hushedcasket.com/2006/05/31/thoughts-on-jarhead/ I think it's interesting.

It should be noted that Swofford has publicly stated that no one should take his book as a solid foundation for anything. It was a work written in a state of emotion and frustration, from a frustrated and confused person. It should be regarded as such.
 

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