Rick Perry Gasping For Air With Over The Top Comment

Rick Perry Gasping For Air With Over The Top Comment
US Marines in Afghanistan (Image: Public Domain)

GOP Presidential Candidate, Rick Perry (R-Tx) is really gasping for air when he criticizes the Obama Administration over their reaction to U.S. Marines allegedly desecrating killed Taliban and then having it appear on You Tube. The fact is - what those Marines did was wrong at every level and no one, but no one can chalk it up to "a mistake" or something that happens in the fog of war.

War is war and people get killed, but there is a sense of honor associated with that. As such, I can't see where the honor is when a soldier (on either side) of a conflict pisses on the remains of their enemy dead. Unfortunately it does happen, but, when that dishonor extends to the world wide web for the whole world to see, well, it is going to raise more than just a few eyebrows and it must be dealt with.

Let's face it, there was no justifiable reason for what occurred and as such there was no justifiable reason for any presidential candidate to sugar coat it for the sake of appealing to an element of the constituency that might think that attacking the current administration for reacting the way they did was somehow over the top.

No, the current administration did not overreact or go over the top because what these young men did not only embarrassed their entire command, but an entire nation. And  for that they must be held fully accountable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

As for Rick Perry -

the time has come for him to go suck some air off the presidential trail.


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  • Looks like Art. 117, but they can get anyone on anything under Art. 134.

    I had thought that the dead weren't complaining, but I am not the white Todd Stroger running for President.

    Bill Kristol tried to talk his way out of this yesterday, too, but wasn't too successful.

    In any event, as typified here and on the CTA Tattler, one has to be a real dummy these days not to realize that one is going to be recorded and put up on YouTube, unless one is a dog or cat.

  • In reply to jack:

    I agree with you Jack, probably 134. Either way these guys will face court martial and receive a dishonorable. This has now become political and the JAG will have his hands cuffed from up high.

    Perry is a real odd ball, but getting into this discussion just shows the desperation after countless missteps. Totally indefensible - Kristol should have just not even bothered trying to explain anything.

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