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From the current issue of the Weekly Standard, Mark Hemingway:
[T]he film portrays Kyle as a proud southern, rural, religious, patriotic jock and gun enthusiast who was much more anguished about the people he was unable to save in Iraq than about the 160 confirmed sniper kills that the Navy credits him with. All of these traits are anathema to the left, though nearly all of the great soldiers in American history possessed one or more of them. Leftists simply can’t digest the fact that their own safety is predicated on the willingness to fight of courageous men they openly disdain.
Their own safety, predicated on the willingness to fight of courageous men they openly disdain.
That really is just exactly right, isn’t it?