Jeez. We Americans sure love our dogs. I grew up on a farm. Had more dogs run over by milk trucks and haysleds, hit by lightning, or run off than I can remember. I learned early on that loving your dogs like you love kids is a mistake.
But I don't condone for one second what this idiot did. On the other hand, I don't get all misty-eyed or vengeful over it either.
I only wish that people could get just half as worked up over something like this:
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As they do over a dead puppy.
War is a brutal, savage, and often sadistic business. And then we get all shocked and appalled when some of the young folks we send into it turn brutal, savage, and sadistic?
Remember the dead kids in the pic above the next time the "WAR!" chants start or if it works better for you...remember the dead puppy. Personally, I feel a helluva lot more for the kids than the dog. That's just me.
But in the final analysis, I don't give a rat's ass which finally reaches you. Just remember war = horror & death.