Although I’ve never been shot by the Taliban, I completely agree with Representative Allen West..


ALLEN WEST: ‘Shut your mouth. War is hell’…

Weekly Standard via Drudge

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), a former Army lieutenant colonel, sends THE WEEKLY STANDARD an email commenting on the Marines’ video, and has given us permission to publish it.

“I sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.

“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?

“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”

  1. #1 by elcampeador on January 14, 2012 - 10:05 AM

    I concur with your words. Representative Allen West did say, they were wrong and should/must face punishment. Not having ‘walked a mile in their moccasins’ as the Native American Sioux proverb supposedly goes, it would be difficult for me given the same set of circumstances in the context of constant warfare, to live by Queensberry rules or civility in general.

  2. #2 by gregoryno6 on January 14, 2012 - 3:01 AM

    We in the West hold our assorted military forces that is deliberately above and beyond reasonable expectation. The other side just gets on with its desecrations and mutilations.

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