Speaking of “Piss Poor” Judgement

…Obama’s mouthpieces at PBS could use a lesson in what constitutes a truly “stunning scene” and “damning image”. (And check the tags under the video.)

Four Marines juvenilely tinkling on dead savages barely rises to public indecency.

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JUDY WOODRUFF: The U.S. military faced a new firestorm of criticism today over stunning scenes of American troops and enemy dead in Afghanistan. They raced across the Internet and around the world, triggering condemnations and investigations.

A single still photo captured the damning image purportedly showing four U.S. Marines urinating on three bodies. The video, too graphic to air here, was posted on YouTube. The posting said the bodies were Taliban fighters and the troops belonged to a scout sniper team with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division out of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Astonishingly enough, the two comments under the piece are incredulous at the outraged hue and cry.

ths adds: For the record, I think it was moronic of these goobers to do, less mind video it and up load the damn thing, especially now that they’ve identified two of them as Sgts. NCO’s should know better, but life has a way of handing you brainfarts. That being said, going after them like war criminals is moronic and there is no excuse for the rhetoric. NO one should be talking about prison time in conjunction with this, but it’s mentioned in every single report on it! I sure would love to hear that from any of the same mouths when the Taliban plays their childish game of “heads will roll”.

More: Well, EXACTLY.

I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.

All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?

The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.

~ Col. Allen West, ladies and germs.

13 Responses to “Speaking of “Piss Poor” Judgement”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    They shouldn’t have done it but I’m less than worked up about it.

    I do remember a “firestorm” on 9/11 when planes urinated jet fuel on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.

    If they want to show pictures of the Marines why don’t they put a picture of a decapitated WSJ reporter or the contractors hanging from the bridge in Iraq or the hole in the ground in Pennyslvania.

    If they want to show videos how about women being stoned to death for being raped or little boys being sexually assualted by their uncles or little girls undergoing genital mutilation. I would like a little perspective before I decide.

    Not in my name does this rise to a level of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon. Go whine someplace else.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    World News Tonight last night equated it to Abu Graib and so did one of the guests on this broadcast. Schweet Mother of God. Ah, no.

  3. Yojimbo says:

    Well of course they did. You would be shocked if they didn’t. But we think both of those shouldn’t have taken place, we don’t reward that behavior. We are not going to hold Saturday night block parties over this. They are still probably holding block parties and showing the video of those Rangers being hauled through the streets in Somalia.

  4. JeffS says:

    Bless you, COL West, for injecting a voice of reason into this fiasco.

  5. Greg Newson says:

    They just want to suck up to the Taliban and negotiate a truce on paper.
    These soldiers were childish and stupid but, my God!Stand by your soldiers!
    Why betray them in public first?These poor souls are dying for you .
    The Feds are mostly all traitors and we should be peeing on their heads.

  6. Gunslinger says:

    They deserve field-grade Article 15s for their piss-poor judgement in recording their actions.

    The media can take their firestorm of self-righteous indignation and cram it with a fistful of walnuts where the sun doesn’t shine.

  7. aelfheld says:

    Gunslinger, save the walnuts. Use prickly pears instead.

  8. major dad says:

    It’s not like these guys, the Taliban, are an honorable opponent but just the same put a bullet through their grape equal good, piss on him afterword the most heinous thing in the world? The talk of prison time is just stupid but of course look at where that talk is coming from. Nothing like standing up for your guys either you bunch of spineless shits.

  9. Gunslinger says:

    “Gunslinger, save the walnuts. Use prickly pears instead.”

    …or, better yet, a pineapple.

  10. JeffS says:

    I realize that the situations are different, but I just can’t help wondering how it’s bad to piss on dead Taliban, while it’s OK to Piss Christ.

  11. JeffS says:

    Whoops! Bad link: Piss Christ.

  12. major dad says:

    Come on Jeff that’s what they call “art”.

  13. Skyler says:

    Can’t say that I disagree with a word that West has written here. And he should know something about doing stupid things in combat.

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