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  • raypace Jan 16, 12:14 p.m.

    Should give him and the rest of his men a medal.

  • wgkeck Jan 16, 8:38 a.m.

    We teach young adults to drop fire on people but we say its obscene to urinate on our dead foe...

  • Tug Boat II Jan 11, 7:58 p.m.

    The Marines have embraced political correctness. What a crock. Whoever brought up these charges need to go put their big boy pants on and learn what the world is all about!!!

  • Mustange Jan 11, 7:34 p.m.

    You need to let thim go ANY ONE REMEMBER THESE HEADLINES U.S Soldier dragged through Mogadishu http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/u-s-marine-dragged-through-mogadishu/

  • jacksun48 Jan 11, 7:27 p.m.

    I would think the 'they' would have something better to do than put this marine on trial for this. Hope he gets two days in the brig, at most.

  • doubletrouble Jan 11, 7:24 p.m.

    3779LRRP--you hit the nail on the head. The image of bunny rabbits and cuddle kittens don't exactly come to mind, if you get the best of someone who has tried his best to kill you the past hour or so..and watch some of your brothers bleed, or put in body bags. Some people don't seem to realize how this effects a person, in this type of situation. Not that it was right..but, somehow I understand.

  • doubletrouble Jan 11, 7:15 p.m.

    Geeze...at least they didn't collect skulls as some Marines did in WWII, or gold teeth of Japanese. I guess it's hard to befriend somebody who has tried their best to kill you the last hour or so and slit you from eyeball to crotch. These things have went on, forever...kids in a battlezone basically. It's just the media is far more involved, as well as tech. No, I don't think it is right, but I can understand the mentality I would take, if somebody was trying to kill me.

  • monami Jan 11, 7:11 p.m.

    How hypocritical. It's ok to kill people, but god forbid you should pee on them.

  • carrboroyouth Jan 11, 7:01 p.m.

    We should NOT stoop to the level of dehumanization that exists in the Taliban. We are better than this!

  • Eightball Jan 11, 6:34 p.m.

    Soviet pilots committed suicide rather than fall into the hands of the mujahadeen.(the talibans precursor) Do put it as nicely as possible, they were 'used' before they were executed. I saw what Saddam's army core did to the families of deserters, in attempting to make examples of them. No mercy/pity/humanity when you fall into the hands of those people.

  • 3779LRRP Jan 11, 6:30 p.m.

    People who say the Marine was wrong probably have never put on a military uniform and swore to defend this country even if it causes your death. Some of us have. I agree we need to get out of that usless piece of dirt called Afghanistan and burn the poppy fields on the way out. The people there will never change.

  • trianglerelic Jan 11, 6:24 p.m.

    Want to talk about waste? A guy I know just returned from a tour in Afghanistan. He flies Black hawk helicopters. They pulled him out of bed deliver Two, 50 pound bags of concrete mix behind enemy lines. Not only a dangerous mission, but the flight cost over $60,000 in prep and fuel. Endanger a flight crew, in a multi-million dollar aircraft to deliver two $5 dollar bags of concrete. We really need to bring our troops home, and have some good mental health programs waiting for them here.

  • hawkbruc Jan 11, 6:22 p.m.

    Our guys should all carry a vile of pigs blood and pour that on them instead . That way the Taliban will be dirty and not allowed into heaven , if it exists .

  • djofraleigh Jan 11, 6:18 p.m.

    How can we justify being in Afghanistan? Why are we killing the Talban? They didn't attack the USA. CIA data estimates less than a 1000 al Qaeda remain in the country. Obama is going to hand power over to the Taliban in parts of the country as we leave. Get the brave US troops out of the country NOW. The murderous drone attacks into Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, who we are not at war with have increased, including the murder of US citizen who was not charged, arrested or tried with a crime. Obama has had four years in Afghanistan and killed more, and had more soldiers die than in the first 7 years by far, and for what end? No good one. Just get out now...

  • trianglerelic Jan 11, 6:15 p.m.

    It is absolutely a witch hunt. They are trying to quell an insurgency and will use punishing this marine to appease the insurgents. In 2014, we will pull our troops out and the Taliban will return to Afghanistan and regain power with the Money and backing of Pakistan (which formed the Taliban to begin with). We went to Afghanistan to find and capture Bin Laden. That goal was achieved, yet now we are there Nation Building. HELLO.. We can't afford to build nations anymore. Our own infrastructure is crumbling and we are burying this Nation with debt to help Afghanistan. Wake up, we no longer have the #1 Economy on the planet. Trillions in debt, can't afford to feed, clothe or provide medical care to our own Citizens, yet we are throwing money at Afghanistan.

  • djofraleigh Jan 11, 6:09 p.m.

    He was wrong, but there is some irony in that it is OK to kill the men, but worse to urinate on their dead bodies. We need to get out of Afghanistan. More troops have died in the first 3 years of Obama's administration than in the first 7 years, and more money spent (wasted) in those 3 years...and this past 4th year has been awful.

  • 3779LRRP Jan 11, 6:03 p.m.

    triangle... I agree 100%. And, what's with all the other charges against this Marine. Are prosecuters worried the unrinating scenerio might not be enough to hang him. Sounds like a witch hunt. Grrrrrr!

  • Coach K is still GREAT Jan 11, 6:00 p.m.

    Tax Man, what would you say if the Taliban fighters were caught doing the same thing to our dead Marines?

    michaelclay
    January 11, 2013 5:20 p.m.
    They do... and WORSE!!!!!!!!!!!

    I agree with TAX MAN!!!!!!!!!!

  • trianglerelic Jan 11, 5:35 p.m.

    The Taliban, and other fighters do Much, Much worse to our dead. Remember what they did to the 5 contractors in Faluja? Shot them, burned them, then Dragged their naked bodies through the streets while citizens cheered, spit on the bodies, and beat them with the soles of their shoes. Finally they hung what was left of the mutilated bodies on a bridge for the entire city to see. I'm not saying what our men did was right, but if you want to compare Apples to Apples, let's take a look at what was done to our troops in the middle east. How about the captured men that had their heads cut off with a knife. Remember that videos? Where the hooded insurgent stood behind the captive American and slowly sawed off the head with a knife? As a Hunter, I can tell you that it's not quick or easy to remove a head with a knife... I'm surprised that our troops don't do more things to avenge their brothers. It's hard to have your best friend killed next to you and not want revenge.

  • michaelclay Jan 11, 5:20 p.m.

    Tax Man, what would you say if the Taliban fighters were caught doing the same thing to our dead Marines?

  • Tax Man Jan 11, 5:09 p.m.

    What??? This man deserves a medal of honor from Obama himself for this brave act! He should be elected to the Senate! We need many more strong Marines like him to take proper care of the Taliban!

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