Fox News’ Megyn Kelly had former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell on “The Kelly File” Tuesday to respond to critics who say the movie based on his book “Lone Survivor” is pro-war.
“I don’t even understand that term actually,” Luttrell said.
Kelly asked him to respond to an Atlantic magazine article that saw the film as propaganda and even complained about how the Taliban were portrayed.
“We were talking — someone told me something about pro-war and I sat and thought about it for a while and I don’t even know if that’s — I mean, is that a real term?” Luttrell responded. “Because there’s nothing glorious about war. I mean, there’s not. There’s nothing glorious about holding your friends in your arms and watching them die. There’s nothing glorious about having to leave your home for six to eight months while your family is back here and you’re away.”
We are then left to marvel at how it is that the men who fight and die for this country always seem to get it when it comes to the realities of life, unlike the spineless politicians in Washington, D.C.
“Bottom line is there’s bad people everywhere,” Luttrell said. “And every now and again, we’re going to have to step to them to make sure that we preserve our way of life. And it’s people like my teammates and I that have to do that — the men and women in the military. But there is nothing glorious about it. There’s nothing pro-war — I mean, nobody wants war.”
Luttrell concludes by saying the movie is more about the “brotherhood” that exists between guys “willing to die for each other no matter what,” and about how there are good people everywhere.
It would take nothing short of an absolute ingrate to listen to Marcus Luttrell speak and not walk away feeling a profound sense of gratitude that men like him exist.
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