An ex-Marine wrote me with his opinion of the Marine Corps:
"The Marine Corps is like a frat party in between the hard work. For the most part, they are irresponsible, alcoholic, sex addicts. The married Marines that I served with didn't think twice about cheating on their spouses during deployments. And speaking of deployments, if the U.S. military ever gets disbanded, the worldwide brothel industry would shut down overnight. The behavior of my fellow Marines in Thailand I found to be utterly repulsive. What a shame it is to have de facto ambassadors of the United States--i.e., the people whom 'represent' America to foreigners--behaving in such a way. Hedonists with guns. That's the Marine Corps."
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
As I know from personal experience, this post from Antiwar.com is right on the money: