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Published on January 14th, 2012 | by Allen West Republic


Rep Allen West asks “Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?”

Via an exclusive email to The Weekly Standard by Daniel Halper

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), a former Army lieutenant colonel, sends THE WEEKLY STANDARD an email commenting on the Marines’ video, and has given us permission to publish it.

“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?

“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”


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  • http://facebook Amber W

    Completely agree!

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  • Diann

    Perfectly said!

  • bcre8f2

    Nothing more to say. Well said, Col. West.

  • Marylin Strauss

    looks like a very base reaction, something an animal would do naturally or even men at war!

  • Judyann Joyner

    Trust Col. Allen to put it well in perspective. He is absolutely right, Ms Clinton and the rest of the pious hypocits in Washington, unless you’ve walked a mile in their shoes, shut your pie hole. Our military are the finest human beings who walk this planet and, God Bless them, they are doing an extraordinary job under deplorable conditions.

    I wonder, how many more of our military heros have died BECAUSE of the assinine new “Rules of Engagement”? And what exactly would those look like if Obama or one of his own children were over there?

  • diane

    wow–just wow. Thank you, Rep. West!

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  • SPC Eric Wilber

    Sir, You seem to be the only Person left to Stand For our Army Values! Or even what is moral and just! Please Keep speaking for us, And GOD BLESS!

  • J. Cook, RN

    Thank you Col. West for bringing dignity, logic, and integrity back in to our U.S. government!

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