January 12, 2012
Taliban Condemns Marine Pi$$ing Video As Inhumane
The video was roundly denounced in the U.S. and Afghanistan alike.
Karzai called it "completely inhumane." The Afghan Defense Ministry called it "shocking." And the Taliban issued a statement accusing U.S. forces of committing numerous "indignities" against the Afghan people.
"First they killed the Afghans with mortars, and they then urinated on their bodies," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said of what is shown in the video. "We strongly condemn this inhumane action by the wild American soldiers."
I think when people like Defense Secretary Leon Panetta publicly condemn our own Troops, accused of minor, distasteful offenses, and at the same time quietly distance themselves from condemning, for fear of offending someone, true atrocities being committed by our enemy, it really borders on treason.
No one has to condone the behavior of the Marines depicted in the video peeing on dead enemy combatants. But how about a little perspective?
Panetta needs to grow some balls. Tell the Taliban to f--k off until they start treating their captives a little more humanely. He should have told the Taliban, "Be grateful it wasn't pig piss, you crazy, little, goat-f--kers."
Maybe a little more tactful. But you get the picture.