April 28th, 2006
| | I don't see that as the case at all. What the reporter is trying to do though, is compare conventional troops with those supporting SOF directly. Grooming standards are a bit more lax for SOF and those supporting over there. It's just another case of the civilian press not understanding the military. The fact that our conventional guys are required to keep to grooming standards doesn't make them in any way similar to the SS, nor does the fact that they are often open and in the public eye while performing security patrols (what I figure he meant by "strutting"). And well, ever heard a Brit try to talk with an American accent? It's like listening to a drunken mobster, they just don't tend to do that well, so why would they even try?
Originally Posted by Blackwatch
The writer is implying that US troops are w"But they don't have their hair cuts 'high and tight', don't strut around like Americans and are certainly not trying to speak with American accents. They are loving it with all the American kit, and you can't keep them out of the PX shop [US military duty-free shops].
The author is implying with innuendo that US troops are Waffen-SS....
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