Speaking of desecrations

A video has surfaced of four United States Marines urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The act took place after a firefight which resulted in the Taliban deaths. The firefight was extremely harrowing and could easily have resulted in any or all of the Marines getting killed or wounded. The act has been roundly condemned by everyone from U.S. Secretary of State Clinton to U.S. Secretary of Defence Panetta to American military officials and politicians of all stripes, to pundits all over the world, to President Karzai of Afghanistan, who denounced it as "completely inhumane". Karzai also said "The government of Afghanistan is deeply disturbed by a video that shows American soldiers desecrating dead bodies of three Afghans." In a fit of hypocrisy and chutzpah even the Taliban denounced it. In the meantime, no progress has been made towards bringing those responsible for killing Mohammad Najibullah in 1996 to justice. Najibullah was President of the Democratic...(Read Full Post)