Running the American military is one of the specific powers given to the President and his administration. Of all the things the Obama regime is currently worried about, their current priority really takes the cake.
What is it?
The thing the Obama regime is most worried about right now is not the gutting of the size of the American military. It is not the reduction in the capabilities to defend America.
What they are most worried about now is a video that has surfaced showing American Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban.
In the greater scheme of things, the actions of those Marines falls under the heading of, you should not have done that.
And there is where it ends.
But not for the Obama regime. Leon Panetta, Obama’s Secretary of Surrender, called Afghan President Hamid Karzai and pledged a full investigation. Hillary Clinton, Obama’s Secretary of Appeasement is “totally dismayed.” The Commandant of the Marine Corps has directed the Naval Criminal Investigative Service to put its “best agents” on the case.
Perhaps there is a better use for the NCIS agents. They could be at work trying to prevent the next Ft. Hood.
Hamid Karzai is outrage and described the video as “completely inhumane.” Funny, most sane people usually reserve that description for things like beheadings, torture, throwing acid on women and child rape. Those are all things the Taliban do all the time. Karzai is silent on them.
If we had a real American in the White House he would tell Karzai to shut the hell up. Karzai should remember that if it were not for the “completely inhumane” Americans like those Marines, his buddies in the Taliban would probably waste no time in separating his empty head from the rest of his body.
The Marines involved in the video have not been identified. But, we can make some educated guesses about what they were doing. They were probably in combat recently. They may have even been in combat with those Taliban whose bodies are shown in the video. It is also a safe bet they have not only lost friends to the Taliban but they have probably seen the atrocities the Taliban visit on anyone who disagrees with Islam.
These Marines urinated on the bodies of dead enemies.
Someone was dumb enough to video it and they were dumb enough to let them be videoed.
Tell them not to do that again and move on.
The real story here is the need to win in Afghanistan. It is not to surrender, as Obama wants us to do. The real story is the Taliban leaders that Obama wants to release from Guantanamo. Several of them are wanted for war crimes. They are all top terrorist leaders who, if they are released, will rejoin the fight. The real issue is how many Americans will die because Obama wants to release some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists prior to his surrender in Afghanistan.
Mean while, the big story is that four or five Marines peed on some dead Taliban.
Who the hell cares?
Ok boys, just how many of you were there two weeks ago and know what these enemy individuals did to comrades of these Marines. I don't agree with what they did, but I wasn't there two weeks or two months ago. In case you were not there either, you have no right to an opinion about what happened. These men should not be judged by anyone who has not walked a mile in their shoes. The dude who taped it is my target.
I agree, James. This was not an example of Emily Post/white gloves behavior on the battlefield, though not worth the outrage. Anybody want to educate the public on what the Taliban (our new friends) does to our captured living soldiers or to their remains??? Stop and think, though-- isn't it interesting how Hillary, and all the manicured DC pundits are rushing in unison to once again flog and castrate our military?
All of our son's we send over there should have bullets dipped in pigs blood.
and when next America is attacked by the Muslims, we should nuke Mecca.
they understand that. and they also understand that in this period of time we
have a liberal President and senate and our military is being desimated!!! We are weak and seen as weak, and we wlll
be the subject of a dirty bomb as soon as they can. While we as you will see, discipline our young people
for acting as young people, they (the Muslim jihadists) will continue to plot our distruction.
Bullies and the missguided do not pick on the strong, they go after the easy and weak.. Wake up America.
What do you expect from a Muslim? What do you expect from a commie, nazi, treasonouis president? How do you kill a nation? Attack their strengths. So now we have assaults on two fronts - economic and defense. The USA is (or maybe was) the strongest nation financially/economcally and militarily. In four years, Oblah-blah has gutted and castrated the bull.
Chuck, you must have been in a different Viet Nam than I was. Mine was a dirty,vile place. Neither side was playing crouquet. Traditional values and standards of the military? The 'World's greatest generation" during WWII had over 100 war crimes trials. How about the Indian Wars? The Army killing women and children and taking scalps. Get down off your high horse! We teach a bunch of teenagers how to kill and maim and then send them someplace where they can use their skills. Then we have the audasity to berate them when they do what they learned in a dirty nasty war we sent them to. Any of you bleeding hearts know abject terror, fear for your life, the sound a bullet makes zinging by your head, that a bullet hitting your flesh feels like a baseball bat.
Just tell the young men not to do it anymore because it upsets the enemy. Then continue to kill them and burn their houses down.
Chuck, I too am a Vietnam vet Jan 68 to Jan 69, but a lowly Sgt E-5 previously in charge of a security platoon covering two supply compounds. Since it is against both army protocol and US law to desecrate a dead body. They are clearly under battle fatigue and should receive our apology for what they have seen and endured, then sent to Hawaii to be with family for R&R (Rest and Recuperation) to be retrained for reentry into battle! If I remember correctly... our one year stint in Vietnam included a one week or two week R&R in several locations to include Hawaii or Cambodia but maybe you can refresh my memory on location, time and duration? I met my now ex-wife in Hawaii for R&R. Where did you R&R and with whom?
Do our troops in the middle east also receive R&R somewhere for time in the battle zone there in the middle east? Just asking?
Where was the outrage when Nick Berg's head was sawed off?