During an interview with Megyn Kelly on Tuesday, former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell slammed critics of the new “Lone Survivor” movie, which is based on his real-life story of survival. Though they are certainly in the minority, some have attacked the film as pro-war “propaganda.”
Luttrell was visibly confused as to how anyone could see anything “glorious” in war.
“There’s nothing glorious about war,” he said. “There’s nothing glorious about holding your friends in your arms and watching them die. There’s nothing glorious about having to leave your home for 6 to 8 months while your family’s back here and you’re away.”
He then explained why the brave men and women of the military do what they do and risk their lives for their country.
“Bottom line is that there’s bad people everywhere. And every now and again we are going to have to step to them to make sure that we preserve our way of life,” Luttrell added. “It’s people like my teammates and I that have to do that, and the men and women in the military. But there’s nothing glorious about it, there’s nothing pro-war — nobody wants war, it’s the most horrible thing in the world.”
Luttrell said the movie is really about his SEAL team, a brotherhood of men who are all willing to die for one another. He also argued it shows that there are good people everywhere, referring to the Afghan village that protected him during the hellish ordeal.
Watch the rest of the interview via “The Kelly File”:
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