what bothered me is this guy has been in long enough he can pull strings. He has served in the sand box several times, and he has commanded hundreds of men at a time. He is the guy the military listens to. He has clout.
He has left me with the impression that he has killed in combat and is proud of it. I know a retired army ranger than is sadden that he has killed in combat, so this too bothers me, although, he may not have been deprogrammed yet.