U.S. Marine pleads guilty to urinating on Taliban corpses

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bondcliff wrote:

And this followup stories just in. President creates Taliban corpses by raining down on them with drone missiles fired from safe distance. Hailed as giving the bastards just what they deserve. Just be sure to respect the pieces that are found.
Meanwhile the Marines with boots on the ground being shot at and blown up, seeing their friends killed get the honor of a Court Marshall. Wouldn’t a reprimand suffice?
Hypocrisy.

Jan 16, 2013 11:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

Having a court martial is way out of line.

The corpses were dead. Who knows what happened before they were taken out. I am 100% sure this happens a lot, however the filming was more the big issue. Perhaps ban filming in the field by other than the press, but do not give a court martial.

Kicking out soldiers for this lowers morale so much for this in the battle testosterone thing that every fighter does in some capacity after a tough battle.

Jan 16, 2013 12:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

I see the political Generals of the US military have been watching too many Hollywood movies (where Americans always bury the enemy with respect and a salute – GAG!) and have no idea what it is like to fight in Afghanistan (or probably any other war).
I think the US should have a rule that all Generals must serve on the front lines in combat ( Not fight from behind a TV screen in Florida), like the troops they command.
While they may have “served” in a combat area (if you call the serving), very few of our top Generals actually fought on the front lines and if they did, it was for a very short time.
I think only NCO’s with combat experience in Afghanistan should rule on this one.

Jan 16, 2013 2:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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