Pissing Ain’t G.I.

There is an old cliche that war is hell. Those who fight in wars soon learn there is nothing heroic about killing or being killed. War either brings out the best humanity in  a person or reveals he is simply an animal who only knows how to kill and  brutalize. It is easy for those sitting home to evaluate the humanity of a  man thrust into brutal war in which neither side respects the other. Our war in Afghanistan may be a civil war, but it certainly is not like the American Civil War. Staff Sergeant Joseph Chamblin pleaded guilty to urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban soldiers. He was also punished for properly supervising the behavior of fellow Marines.

It is now clear that video cameras are responsible for incredibly stupid behavior. Not only did the Marines piss on dead bodies, they took pictures of them doing it!! Chamblin will be reduced in rank and pay a fine.

Enough with cell phone photography!!

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