January 14, 2012 1 Comment
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 have 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.”
I love this man. He tells it like it is. Airborne all the way Colonel West. I will go into combat with you any day, anytime.
- Rep. Allen West Tells Critics of Urinating Marines to Shut Up (maboulette.wordpress.com)
- Although I’ve never been shot by the Taliban, I completely agree with Representative Allen West.. (oforchristsakes.wordpress.com)
- Allen West To Those Who Condemn Marines For Pissing On Enemy Corpses: “Unless You Have Been Shot At By The Taliban, Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell” (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Hooah: Allen West Responds to Marine Urination Incident: War is Hell (markamerica.com)
- Allen West To Critics Of Marines Urinating On Dead Taliban: ‘Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell’ (thinkprogress.org)
- ” ALLEN WEST on ‘Urine Gate’ – “Unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is Hell” (kajunman.wordpress.com)