I'm sure we've heard about the dastardly Marines pissing on the Talibani corpses over in Afghanistan by now, right? It's an outrage, says Ham Karzai.
"A presidential statement described the act as "completely inhumane" and called on the U.S. military to punish the Marines."
Yes! Fry those bastards! This type of aggression won't stand, man. Wait. Did you say humanity? Humanity as in "humane?" Ok, got it. Now we're on the same pa-....um, you know we were trying to kill these Taliban, right? "Kill," as in "make really, really dead with 50-caliber bullets and shit?" And "Taliban," as in "group that's been sawing off heads on camera ANNNNNND trying like hell to assassinate you for the last x amount of years?" Yeah, you lost me again. So maybe the Afghan Ministry of Defense can help put it in perspective...
The Afghan Ministry of Defense also condemned the actions in the video, which it described as "shocking."
Whoa, really? Is the AMOD run by Quakers? I'm gonna go WAY out on a limb and assume they've seen seen a lot of egregious shit in their lifetimes. And I can't imagine the Mendoza line for "shocking" is set above pissing-on-dead-enemies. Especially when you consider what passes for "Sports & Leisure" in their country. So let's just ask the US Marines then:
Marine Corps headquarters at the Pentagon said: "The actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps..."
Lemme ask you this, Marine Corps: have you ever met a Marine? You ever drink with a Marine? See, there's kinda this stigma. I'm not saying all. But most. It comes from some level of truth. Kinda how black people can't be silent in movie theaters, white people can't sit out the Electric Slide, and Asians can't pronounce "ice cream." Marines can't refrain from debauchery. They just can't. It's not in their DNA. It's one of the things you either love or hate about them. And they wouldn't be as effective without it. But, we'll just keep doing the dance. I won't even bother with quoting CAIR, because we already know what they're gonna say.
Look, I get it. This is bad PR for the world's already adoring view of the US. Our soldiers should know better (or at least know better than to record it). But do we really need to stop the presses so every Stephanopoly can interview political and military groups while they feign indignation over something that is relatively so miniscule. Come on, media. I mean, isn't Tim Tebow playing this week? Isn't the Casey Anthony overdose watch in full effect? Don't we have a boring presidential election to beat like a dead horse goat Talibani?