Friday, July 13, 2007

Support the troops!

Shoot them in the leg!

NY Soldier shoots himself in the leg to avoid returning to Iraq

NEW YORK (AP) _ A soldier who spent 10 months in Iraq has admitted he paid someone $500 to shoot him in the leg rather than return for another tour.

"As far as being shot at every day, I think it's better," Jonathan Aponte, 20, told WCBS-TV in an interview that aired Friday. "Mentally I can't do it anymore. I can't handle it anymore."


Wait, what?

8 comments:

madamab said...

oh god.

can't say as I blame him.

ntodd said...

I would shoot you in the leg for free just to watch you curl up of shame and die.

trifecta said...

ouch

Jack K. said...

...I don't believe any blog should curl up in shame and die...

...I also don't believe I could have somebody shoot me in the leg like this, but that's mostly because I'm not sure that I could trust the sumbitch to just stop at one...

sister of ye said...

Can you imagine how desperate you must be to resort to this? Poor guy! Hope it works at least.

Damn Bush to the most fiery pit of hell.

mooncat said...

What sister of ye said. Especially the part about the pit.

Eli said...

Question is, will they send him to prison or Iraq?

Dirk Gently said...

he'll probably get discharged for a pre-existing personality disorder.

if it hadn't been iraq, he would have come up with some other petty grievance to make him shoot himself in the leg.