On the news recently there was a video of a US soldier in Iraq throwing a young puppy over a cliff and then laughing about it. The army promised swift punishment. Meanwhile back in the US a once popular football player is currently in prison being punished for his role in a dog fighting operation. His fall from grace once his involvement in the mistreatment of dogs was publicized was immediate. People have a deep love for dogs, that’s evident but it’s interesting that when they dislike another person they won’t hesitate to call him–usually it’s a woman calling a man–a dog. I guess some dogs are better than others. From the movie The Thin Red Line we have the well known line about war turning men into dogs. I guess that how we get the dogs of war.