The following is exerpted from an article at CNN and is from a US Marine General:
"Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot," Mattis said, prompting laughter from some military members in the audience. "It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling.
"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis said. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."
Hello United States Public Relations Department: this is why people in other countries hate and fear us. We have high-ranking people in the military running off at the mouth about war as if it were a first-person shooter on XBox. The most terrifying thing here is that this is certainly not one man's isolated misstep in the media, but it's more likely that this is a pervasive attitude in the military that has (unfortunately for them) bubbled up to the surface. There's no excuse for that attitude and none for those kinds of statements. Killing other human beings should never be fun, and it should never be 'a hoot'. It may be necessary at times, and it may bring a rush of adrenaline to put your life on the line, but it should never be fun for anyone.