Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Few Good Man - Wish I was!!!

I have always been fascinated by the movie "A few good Man", especially this part of the interchange of argument between Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise.


A Few Good Men
written by Aaron Sorkin

Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee (Tom Cruise): I think I'm entitled to them.
Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessep: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives...You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
We use words like honor, code, loyalty...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!
Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: (quietly) I did the job you sent me to do.
Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: You're goddamn right I did!!

I some questions the motives and intent of the leaders and the Government, but sometimes I myslef will always wonder, " Have I done enough to contribute to the safety and wealth of the country...". "Am i reaping the wealth (and as Jessep says), they provide the freedom , and we reap the freedom and yet question them on how the freedom is provided for".

A point to ponder nevertherless...


Azman said...

"There is nothing on this earth sexier - believe me gentlemen - than a woman that you have to salute in the morning."

Kena cari awek askar macam nih. Heheh.

The Editor said...

I cannot imagine u saluting in bed though ;-)