Sunday , July 21 2024

Life Imitates Art?

We were just talking about the Gulf War 1 film Three Kings, and its applications to the current war in Iraq. Some American soldiers may have been a little too influenced by the film’s plot:

    U.S. forces have recovered more than $600 million from hiding places near Saddam Hussein’s palace complexes in central Baghdad, said Lt. Col. Philip DeCamp, commander of the 4th Battalion, 64th Infantry Regiment.

    But along the way, a few U.S. troops apparently tried to stash hundreds of thousands of dollars, in $100 bills, for themselves, DeCamp said. [AP]

As tempting as snagging a few bucks along the way might be – “we’re not stealing from the Iraqi people, we’re stealing from Saddam, we risked our lives for the Iraqi people!” – it is imperative that we not dip into that moral morass. We cannot be perceived as “war profiteers” – exactly as many would love to paint us. Besides, it’s wrong.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted, Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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