“The behaviour depicted absolutely violates our regulations and, more importantly, our core values,” he said. “This is not who we are and it is certainly not who we represent when it comes to the great majority of men and women in uniform who are serving there. This is war. I know war is ugly and is violent. I know that young people sometimes caught up in the moment make very foolish decisions. I am not excusing that but neither do I want these images to bring further injuries to our people or to our relationship with the Afghan people.”
In February of 2010 and on 1 other occasion soldiers from 82nd Airborne Division’s 4th Bde Combat Team took trophy photographs of Taliban corpses that they had been ordered to fingerprint. The bodies were posed with the soldiers and in one case, the soldier held up the severed legs of a dead suicide bomber and smiled while giving a thumbs’ up. These 18 photos were sent to the LA Times by a fellow-soldier who was grossed out by the conduct. They have now become the latest outrage de jour.
How can Americans be so brutal? (You Tube Below could be NSFW)
How come these Americans don’t have more respect for human life?
The Poor Dearie Felt Bloated
Oh, I don’t know. Ask Sarah Silverman. She’ll tell ya’! “Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned.”
And why can’t those soldiers show more sympathy to the poor, helpless Afghan Civilians. We raise people to show more decency in America. I mean don’t we? Sure, just look at how we respect our disabled children!
“when she was on stage at the f—ing convention that just came out of her disgusting f—ing c—-… her f—ing retard-making c—…”
Where do these young and impressionable soldiers get such bad and unpleasant attitudes? It seems to leave SecDef Panetta completely befuddled. Unfortunately, like Leon Panetta every weekend, the truth seems to be flying over the heads of America’s political leadership. Or maybe the cynical creeps all know.
Maybe the entire idea has been made radioactive after what happened to President George H. W. Bush for suggesting that we become “a kinder and gentler nation.” How was it that Neil Young put it? We’ve got a kinder and gentler machine-gun hand. Funny guy, that Neil Young. George H W Bush sure played in a league of his own. Who would be stupid and naïve enough to encourage basic decency? We’ve demonstrated the stupidity of being polite and decent. So now that common decency has gotten pretty darn rare.
What happened to the corpses in Afghanistan is what will happen to the idea of America as a decent nation as well unless we start taking a serious look at the value we place upon a human life. Those soldiers in Afghanistan listened to the same music, laughed at the same comedians, went to the same schools and read all the same news sources as you and I did. If what they did to the dead Talibani makes you sick, maybe you should take a long hard look in the not-so-distant mirror as well.
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Tonight on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News, Donald Trump was the first guest, and at the beginning of his segment, Bill lightheartedly and briefly touched on EffGate. During the bantering exchange, Trump repeatedly denied that he used the actual word. However, since it was on video, this claim is verifiable. As they say in the business, let’s go | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES New Orleans has a habit, it seems, of being ignored by the press. At least, ignored when it comes to mass shootings. Or this case, attempted mass shooting. You may remember that, back in November, there was a mass shooting in the city which received virtually no national press. Now we have a story where not only did someone | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Hillary Clinton is the ultimate Washington DC insider. She has been there for over 20 years. She was a first lady. Then she was a Senator. Then she ran for President. Then she was a lousy secretary of state. Then she went and made tens of millions of dollars giving speeches thanks in large part to her status as | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES With Iowa in the rearview and New Hampshire just around the corner, more and more people are lining up to take official sides, and Rubio is starting to run away with the endorsement game, for whatever that is worth. FiveThirtyEight’s endorsement tracker gives Rubio a clear edge over the rest of the field, as he is pulling away from | Read More »