Breitbart Blogger on Taliban Video: ‘Pile Them Up, Piss On Them’
The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons asks a question about the video that surfaced this week, showing US Marines urinating on dead Taliban: US Soldiers Give Ammo to Taliban.
As Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, US military officers — incumbents and retired — and others in DC’s firmament condemn the US soldiers that apparently urinated on dead Taliban militants, I’m wondering how long it will take for a movement to grow inside the United States that embraces the soldiers and the “pissing act” that Panetta has called “deplorable.”
Wonder no longer, Steve. Andrew Breitbart’s website, as always, leads the way into the gutter.
After ranting for eight paragraphs, Breitbart blogger Robert K. Wilcox gets to the point:
Pile them up, let them rot, piss on them.
Let me be clear — I have absolutely no sympathy for the Taliban and their Dark Ages religious fanaticism. They are a plague on the region. They commit monstrous acts of repression and violence. They’re really, really bad people.
But that doesn’t give US soldiers a license to desecrate dead bodies.
These Marines, if they really did what they’re being accused of, have dishonored their uniforms. If you look around the web today, you’ll find that the people who are the most critical of this debased act are … other Marines. And the Pentagon has opened an investigation, because this is such a clear violation of the rules of military conduct for US soldiers.
But in the right wing blogs, this ugly behavior is not just being excused — they’re celebrating it.
Anti-Muslim hate group leader Pamela Geller goes even farther, adding in some of her trademark bigotry:
I love these Marines. Perhaps this is the infidel interpretation of the Islamic ritual of washing and preparing the body for burial.