Conduct Unbecoming

Recently, Congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West decried the public outrage over the reaction to the videos of the Marines allegedly urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban.    Congressman West said: 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? While Congressman West then goes on to say the Marines were wrong, West's comments stop just short of justifying the Marines' purported actions because of what the Taliban...(Read Full Article)

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