Perry calls pissing on dead soldiers a 'stupid mistake' that kids do.

I don’t know what kids Rick Perry has known in his life, but I’m staying far away from them.

“Obviously, 18, 19 year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often, and that’s what’s occurred here,” Perry said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“What is really disturbing to me is the over-the-top rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military it appears,” Perry said.

U.S. and Afghan officials have condemned the incident, and a military investigation is underway. The Geneva Convention bans desecrating the dead.

Now, I made a lot of stupid mistakes when I was 18 or 19. Drank way too much and needed go to the hospital, drove my parents’ station wagon into a tree, switched majors from aerospace engineering to political science. But I can say with relative confidence that neither I, nor anyone I knew, desecrated corpses or committed war crimes. I’m pretty sure once dead bodies and international laws are involved, we’ve skedaddled on past “stupid mistakes”.

But we’ve seen this tactic before from the right. Remember when Rush said that the Abu Ghraib offenses were nothing more than US troops blowing off steam and having a good time? Again, this is why we’re hated. Not just because it happens, but because our politicians and pundits practically chuckle and pat them on the back for it.

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2 responses to “Perry calls pissing on dead soldiers a 'stupid mistake' that kids do.

  1. Were it Taliban fighters pissing on US soldier corpses, there would not be a “boys will be boys” argument. There would be “These are barbaric savages”.

    • Is that some kind of attempt of holding US troops to a lower standard? Don’t speculate about “what if’s” and instead focus on the truth…which is; yes, when all eyes are on you this is a stupid mistake, and yes, making this a big deal from the comfort of our own couch is bullshit. War is a lot worse than pissing on things, granted. 

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