Just Following ze Orders

Americans, especially enlistees, believe that soldiers bear no responsibility. The responsibility lies entirely with the leaders. The soldier’s job is just to follow orders and kill whom they are told to. Yet at the end of WWII (World War II), Americans excoriated the Nazi soldiers when they excused themselves saying I was just following orders. The Nazis had an excuse that no American has. Had they not killed, they would have been killed. In contrast, American soldiers choose to enlist and kill, maim, torture and rape innocent people.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)