Private Kristian Menchaca (left) of Houston and Private Thomas Tucker of Oregon were captured by terrorists in Iraq, hacked to death, their eyes gouged, their bodies defiled. The bodies of the two soldiers were apparently dragged behind utility vehicles before being mutilated.
Rep. Allen West defended the US Marines who were filmed urinating on dead Taliban terrorists today.
The Weekly Standard reported:
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“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?…
…“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”