I think it's time we face facts and ask ourselves if we really are as bad as some people say we are, and by we I mean Americans.
Of course, the actions of a few dumbass marines is not representative of an entire people, but sometimes I have my doubts. Four marines are being investigated on criminal charges for desecrating the bodies of their enemies. The asshats apparently videotaped it, and thought that it'd never get out I guess.
Now, the descration of the fallen is nothing new. We know it goes on, and has probably since the dawn of man. But that doesn't make it okay, even if the enemy is horrifying. Although I can understand why a person would do it, there really is zero excuse for it if you call yourself a civilized human being. If you're someone who has lost someone in a war, how would you feel if you saw a video of your loved one's corpse being pissed on by your enemy? My guess is you'd probably feel fairly shitty.
I think it's a good thing these guys are going to be brought up on criminal charges, and Rick Perry saying that such a concept is "over the top," goes to show what a shit head he is. Perry must not understand that any and all misconduct at the hands of our troops are used to bolster the ranks of terrorist organizations. Not to mention, it also makes us look like a bunch of douchebags.
Yeah, we fight for freedom, and liberty, justice, and all that jazz, but deep down we're just as shitty as the next group of human beings. The best part is that some of you will likely disagree with me. An argument I can see coming is "those douchebag, lowlife terrorists deserve that. They're subhuman, and they got what was coming to them!"
Well, isn't it funny that the terrorists likely think the exact same thing about you? I know, I know. "Well we're right Jack! We stand for liberty and justice! They stand for opression!" That may very well be, but nothing excuses such sickening behavior. My guess is that the Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves at such talk.
People don't want to seem to believe it, but in light of shit like Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and now this, we have to face the fact that when the chips are down, many of us are little better than our enemies. How many of you enjoyed watching US troops being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu? Ah, but that's different. It's okay to sacrifice everything that makes you a decent human being so long as such horrors are being committed against someone designated as our enemy.