Here’s a link to a Reuters article on the U.S. military announcing “administrative” punishments for U.S. servicemembers involved in separate incidents in which copies of the Koran from a prison library in Afghanistan were incinerated and Marines were videotaped urinating on the corpse of a Taliban combatant.

The article reports that “three Marines had pleaded guilty to charges over the video, including one for ‘urinating on the body of a deceased Taliban soldier.’ Another wrongfully posed for a photo with human casualties and the third lied about the incident to investigators.”

The article also reports that “the Army announced that six soldiers received administrative punishments over an incident in which copies of the Koran and other religious material were removed from a prison library and sent to an incinerator to be destroyed. Four of the individuals involved were officers and two of them were non-commissioned officers . . . .”

2 Responses to “Article on punishments for Koran burning, urination on corpses”

  1. WWJD says:

    One would wonder why the Afghani’s would be so hurt over soldiers urinating over the Taliban – unless the Afghani’s were on the side of the Taliban and secretly undermined the US efforts in combating terrorism.  Nah, that can’t be it, we give them so much money.

  2. Christopher Mathews says:

    Love your monicker, WWJD.  I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t take a whiz on the bodies of the dead — even dead enemies.

    You don’t have to be sympathetic to someone’s cause to find the desecration of their corpse beyond the pale.