Do you know the difference between a fairy tale and a war story?
One usually starts ‘Once upon a time…’ the other usually starts ‘No shit, there I was…’
I stumbled across the following article ‘US Military Agriculture Team Succeeds Despite Taliban’. As I read it my mood & thoughts went from curiosity, to incredulous disbelief. The more I read the more I wondered what in the world was this guy thinking? Why would he embellish his war stories to such extremes?
I can’t even chalk it up to different perspectives leading to different realities as I wrote about here; he was stating things as fact that are easily refutable – after all I was here last May; the same place he was, just 2.5 months after he left and I have now been here (the same place) for over 5 months.
This is pure and simple a fabricated war story. This guy is not alone. If I had a nickel for every embellished, fabricated, inflated war story I would be a rich man. But why do people feel the need to do that, especially when it is going to be in print versus just shooting the shit while sitting around drinking a beer? I just don’t understand…
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