American Sniper, a great read by Chris Kyle (8 April 1974 – 2 February 2013)Posted: 15/01/2015 Filed under: Books & Reviews | Tags: Books, Chris Kyle, Military, Quotes, Reviews, Sniper, War, World, Writer, Writers, Writing Leave a comment
Contains strong adult language!
“…The media back in the States made a big thing of the Iraqi government elections, but it was a nonevent for me. I wasn’t even out that day; I caught it on TV.
I never really believed the Iraqis would turn the country into a truly functioning democracy, but I thought at one point that there was a chance. I don’t know that I believe that now. It’s a pretty corrupt place.
But I didn’t risk my life to bring democracy to Iraq. I risked my life for my buddies, to protect my friends and fellow countrymen. I went to war for MY country, not Iraq. My country sent me out there so that bullshit wouldn’t make its way back to our shores.
I never once fought for the Iraqis. I could give a flying fuck about them.” –Chris Kyle, American Sniper