Some outrage is a bit hypocritical

The video that was taken of the U.S. soldiers urinating of the Taliban casualties is a disgrace!

The video that was taken of the U.S. soldiers urinating of the Taliban casualties is a disgrace!

No one should show that kind of disrespect to a fallen warrior, or anyone for that matter. The Afghan people are upset, as are most Westerners.

But the Taliban has videoed beheadings and have shown the bodies of American soldiers so that family members at home can see the carnage. They are offended? What are they whining about?

The radical in the U.S. last year who was going to burn the Koran, was attacked by Muslims and Westerners both. The Taliban has been spitting on Western culture since 9/11, when they get some of their own they are up in arms about it. Most any decent human being would never even conceive to treat another person like that.

The U.S. troops should not have done it. Were they trying to send a message to the Taliban, or just caught up in the moment? Who knows?

What is wrong for one is wrong for the other. The Taliban needs to shut up. The Afghan president may be upset but has he seen the videos of the beheadings? Did he step in and open his mouth when those YouTube videos came out? Not likely.

I think you need to treat people the way you want to be. If we focused on the things we have in common, and less on our differences, the world would be a better.

Ken Somers


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