As U.S. Officials Condemn and Investigate Troops Who Urinated on Afghan Corpses, Conservative Radio Host Says She'd "Drop Trou" And Piss on Them Herself

On Thursday, a leaked video that appears to show U.S. troops laughing while urinating on Afghan corpses went viral, sending chills across the globe. U.S. government officials and international citizens alike condemned the horrific behavior, but not conservative tak radio host Dana Loesch.

 CNN political analyst and Andrew Breitbardt protégée, Loesch said the marines who urinated on corpses deserve "one million cool points,"  and that she would "drop trou" and do it herself:

Government officials, however, are condemning the disgusting behavior, and have launched an investigation into the troops responsible.

According to AFP:

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the behavior in the video was “utterly deplorable,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke of her “total dismay,” and both vowed that the culprits would be found and punished.

AFP reported that a senior military official said Marines believe they have identified the unit responsible, but could not disclose the information because it is part of an ongoing investigation. 

According to AFP, CNN has more information:

US cable network CNN quoted an unnamed US Marine official as saying the military branch was “confident” the troops in the inflammatory video were from the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The unit deployed to Afghanistan, mainly in Helmand province, in early 2011 and returned in September or October, CNN reported, adding that two of the culprits had been identified but their names were not being made public.

Read more about the investigation here.  

AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at January 13, 2012, 4:44am

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