Rick Perry Defends Marines For Urinating on Taliban Corpses, Rips Obama Administration

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It's amazing to think that when Rick Perry entered the GOP presidential race last summer, he did so as the frontrunner, only to sink like a stone in the ensuing months.

On second thought, maybe it's not that amazing.

The Texas Governor defended the Marines urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan, while accusing Barack Obama's administration of "disdain for the military."

"Obviously, 18 and 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often. And that's what's occurred here," the Republican candidate told CNN's State of the Union.

Saying the Marines should be reprimanded but not prosecuted, Perry railed against the "over-the-top rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military."

A military criminal investigation is ongoing after the video, which purportedly shows four Marines urinating on corpses of slain Taliban soldiers, went viral last week.

Perry's comments put him at odds with ... well, pretty much every other political leader, including those in his own party such as Sen. John McCain, who said:

"The Marine Corps prides itself that we don't lower ourselves to the level of the enemy. So it makes me sad more than anything else, because ... I can't tell you how wonderful these people (Marines) are. And it hurts their reputation and their image."

"We're trying to win the hearts and minds" of the Afghan population, McCain added. "And when something like that comes up, it obviously harms that ability."

Well put ... and pretty much what Obama has said as well.

No one has been charged in the case, but U.S. and foreign officials have called for swift punishment of the four Marines for their actions in the video (above).


Haha, we can bring it, right? Right?My mom alyaws brought me to the wrong theater or to the right theater at the wrong time. Or to Monsoon Wedding instead of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I still love her.[]


A Thought Experiment: Recall, devout Muslim scholars have no qualms proudly declaring the salutary effects of drinking prophet urine. Sheik Ali Gomaa: Urine Fatwa According to Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, drinking the urine of Muhammad is deemed a great blessing. [Remember, Muhammad never claimed that he himself was divine—so why does his piss have magic properties?] Source: “A Fatwa Free-for-All in the Islamic World�, New York Times, Michael Slackman Published: Monday, June 11, 2007 Meanwhile, our elitist minders constantly remind us that serial Gitmo semen/piss/feces cocktails are merely a case of “misunderstanding� Islam. So which is it? Why aren’t our Marines treated as mere “misunderstanders� of devout Muslim observance, too?


Marine urinators’ BIG mistake? Neglecting to apply for an NEA grant for performance art. ACLU clergy will never forgive that heresy.


Hey- When you gotta go... You gotta go!


I am so sick of all this I will never appologize for America shit comming from the right. Since when is appologizing a bad thing? It's what you should do when you are wrong, and sometimes America is wrong! I love this country as much as anyone else, but we are not perfect.


People defending these guys is why the rest of the world hates America. Saying what these 4 marines did was awful does not mean you hate the military. It just means you know the difference between right and wrong and that you are not a horrible human being.


Rumors out of Austin that Rick Perry is gay have been circulating for years. Maybe he is upset because he doesn't see anything unusual about getting peed on by another man or in this case, a group of men.


It wasn't criminal, it was ignorance, punish them, but don't criminalize them.


you goofy liberals....he said they were wrong but did not need to be criminally punished!


If the marines have an urge to pee on someone, why don't they pee on Kim Kardashian. She doesn't mind! And they'll stay out of trouble as well!

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