White House Condemns Photos Of Troops, Corpses

By: AP
By: AP
The White House called photos showing troops posed with bodies of dead insurgents "reprehensible."

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says the conduct depicted in photos that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan is "reprehensible."

White House spokesman Jay Carney says the conduct does not represent the standards of the U.S. military. Carney says the president believes the situation needs to be investigated and those responsible should be held accountable.

The photos were published in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times. The newspaper says the photos shows members of the 82nd Airborne Division posing in 2010 with Afghan police and the severed legs of a suicide bomber.

Carney says he doesn't know if the president has seen the photos.


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  • by tom on Apr 19, 2012 at 02:20 AM
    sorry for double post
  • by tom on Apr 19, 2012 at 02:18 AM
    You are correct in that circumstance, as self perseverance is common sense. So the moment to protest with defiant behaviour is not when an Afghan father who has lost his 2 sons to predator strikes charges at you with his guns drawn. It is when you are ordered to go to a foreign land to invade, or assigned to bring weapons to someone else's house and threaten or deliver aggression.
  • by poses with animals on Apr 18, 2012 at 04:08 PM
    I love to pose with animals I kill... Does this make me a criminal??? Terrorists are pretty much animals, they kill for fun, when animals kill to survive. Our troops do what they have to, wait for it... To survive. @jazzyjeff do you ever stop commenting long enough to live your life???
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      by jazzcat on Apr 18, 2012 at 04:16 PM in reply to poses with animals
      Since YOU'RE tracking ME, I suggest you follow your own advice...
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 01:12 PM
    These fools need to stop taking pictures and video of everything. Sometimes the memory is enough and it can never be used as evidence against you.
  • by DanReeves Location: The Further on Apr 18, 2012 at 01:09 PM
    Let me start by saying I'm not and never have been in the military. If I were, to be honest I'd love to take a picture of myself and the Hodgie that I killed that was trying to kill me. I would like to know who it is out there that is ratting on these guys. I mean does it break their bleeding hearts that bad or what?
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      by jazzcat on Apr 18, 2012 at 01:17 PM in reply to DanReeves
      And you, sir, will have committed a war crime.
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      by What on Apr 18, 2012 at 09:49 PM in reply to DanReeves
      First if you are going to slur them, it is hajji. Second, and this is important, you can never say what you would or would not do in war but as stupid as you seem, you wouldn't be taking any pictures. It is bad enough you don't have a life, but living a fantasy through another man's reality is just pathetic. I served, I fought and the nightmares still haunt me. It is pathetic little tough guys like you that makes war necessary. You want to talk tough, volunteer, get a weapon and go see what you got.
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        by Agree on Apr 20, 2012 at 01:38 PM in reply to What
        I couldn't agree more. Thank you for your common sense input.
  • by tom Location: hill on Apr 18, 2012 at 01:05 PM
    part 1: Props to all people who peacefully stand against aggression in all forms be it comments @kktv or in conversations or in action, thank you guys. Just to clear some of the state fog from the situation, I felt the need to type. Murder is murder. It does not matter if you are ordered to do so by a general, a president, a mob boss, a devil or a god. Whatever the reason you have to kill, be it patriotism, freedom, liberty, democracy, Islam, Christianity, hate or love, if you are bringing the aggression, you are a murder. I make this point because accountability is individual, and cannot be held to groups.
  • by tom Location: hill on Apr 18, 2012 at 01:05 PM
    part 2: An individual kills, a nation has a power structure that orders an individual to kill, but the nation does not kill. The nation of Islam is doing nothing to the nation of the united states as both are groups of people who loosely agree, at best, in what 'their' nation represents. The fearful leaders of the nation of the united states try to blame terror and those individuals that specialize in terror for countless atrocities, and in response, apply stolen money to terrorizing terrorists, their families, neighbors, communities and towns. If you add up all the murders the terrorist have committed in the last century, (an impossible number to actually get to as a predator drone is a terrorist to a Pakistani child, and a jihads is a terrorist to a Israeli child) you come up with a figure less than 20,000. Now compare this to the number of murders that nation states have ordered committed and you get a number closer to 200,000,000.
  • by tom Location: hill on Apr 18, 2012 at 01:03 PM
    part 3 That is 1 murder by terrorist for every 10,000 murders by individuals acting under orders from nation states. Numbers can be deceiving, but murder is not. To all soldiers, police and other mercenaries of government agencies, if you are asked to kill or steal on behalf of your nation, state, agency, department or klan, you have a choice to do what is right, or to commit aggression against non-aggressive humans. If you pull the trigger, steal the drugs, ticket the old lady (stealing), the immoral action is on you. I need you to stop following unjust orders, or the sanctity of the establishment you represent will continue to crumble. Thanks again for reading to the end…lots of words, little point. Murder is bad, so don’t kill.
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      by T on Apr 18, 2012 at 03:09 PM in reply to tom
      Blah.... blah.... blah...Next time take the whole pill.
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        by tom on Apr 19, 2012 at 02:22 AM in reply to T
        medicinal meth?
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      by jerry on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:12 PM in reply to tom
      wow. ok..So tell me this, you are sent to Afghanistan and an insurgent starts shooting at you, do you just stand there with open arms? haha. how ridiculous. My life over yours, sorry.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 08:07 PM in reply to jerry
        You can't be sent if you don't volunteer.
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          by jerry on Apr 18, 2012 at 09:09 PM in reply to
          Same goes for here. You people are saying you wouldn't defend yourselves? In a life and death situation instinct kicks in.
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        by tom on Apr 19, 2012 at 02:20 AM in reply to jerry
        You are correct in that circumstance, as self perseverance is common sense. So the moment to protest with defiant behaviour is not when an Afghan father who has lost his 2 sons to predator strikes charges at you with his guns drawn. It is when you are ordered to go to a foreign land to invade, or assigned to bring weapons to someone else's house and threaten or deliver aggression.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 11:30 AM
    More war crimes by the "hero's"?
  • by Ed Location: CS on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:39 AM
    So, why tell Americans to leave the country when they don't believe the lies that you do? No one asked you to be a hero.
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