Yet another case of stupid, unprofessional, disrepectful troops.
The case file for this sort of thing (and I include the instances of British troops also), doing this sort of thing is now bursting to capacity.
We've seen Abu Graib, helicopters mowing down civilians and children, contractors involved in murder and rape, soldiers cutting fingers off dead bodies, the list goes on and on.
I think too many of the Western troops over there seem to think this is some kind of perveted holiday. They get to go somewhere where they feel free and liberated enough, to act in a manner they simply cannot back home.
The US military has said it is investigating a video that appears to show a group of Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters.
A man's voice is heard saying: "Have a great day, buddy."
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7PHOa8eBrU"]U.S. Marines Urinating On Taliban Dead Bodies In AFG - YouTube[/ame]
Now couple this with the Marine Corps manual on fighting the Taliban (posted by Margot), and you have a cluster fook of monumental proportions:
For centuries, this has been the paradox of warfare in Afghanistan: “The more enemies you kill, the faster you lose. Because of badal (revenge), the Pashtun have a saying: ‘Kill one enemy, make ten.’ ”