Sunday, January 15, 2012

Condemnation of Afghanistan video over the top, says Rick Perry

Condemnation of Afghanistan video over the top, says Rick Perry: "Republican presidential hopeful said that marines purportedly shown urinating on corpses should not be prosecuted

The Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry has accused the Obama administration of "over-the-top rhetoric" and "disdain for the military" with its condemnation of a video that purportedly shows four US marines urinating on corpses in Afghanistan.

Perry's comments also put him at odds with Senator John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate armed services committee.

Perry said the marines involved should be reprimanded but not prosecuted on criminal charges.

The Texas governor said on CNN's State of the Union programme: "Obviously, 18 and 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often. And that's what's occurred here...."


MotivatedinOhio said...

Shows how out of touch he is.  It is wrong, not anything else.

Underground Politics said...

It really does. The fact that the thinks that they shouldn't be punished just goes to show how screwy things would be if he was elected.