James Wolcott's commentary on an article about our military in Iraq in the current issue of The Economist. Brilliant.
And a real quote, as if written by John Milius, himself.
'If anyone gets too close to us we fucking waste them,' says a bullish lieutenant. 'It's kind of a shame, because it means we've killed a lot of innocent people... It gets to the point where you can't wait to see guys with guns, so you start shooting everybody..."