US Marine – “It’s Fun To Shoot People!”

Um...err... Good story to have on the same day Gonzalez is confirmed.

Lt. Gen. James Mattis, who commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and is slated to be portrayed by star actor Harrison Ford in an upcoming Hollywood movie, made the comments at a conference on Tuesday in San Diego, California.

"Actually it's quite fun to fight 'em, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling," Mattis said.

Did someone not vett this guy? Here's the original story. Then a BBC News follow up.