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'It's reprehensible': White House condemns photos of U.S. soldiers...
U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 06:42 EST, 18 April 2012 | Rachel Quigley

Posted on 04/18/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman

FULL TITLE: 'It's reprehensible': White House condemns photos of U.S. soldiers posing with bodies of suicide bombers in Afghanistan

Excerpted Article:

The White House says the conduct depicted in photos that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan is 'reprehensible' ... ----

White House spokesman Jay Carney says the conduct does not represent the standards of the U.S. military and added the president believes the situation needs to be investigated and those responsible should be held accountable. ---

The photographs show a number of paratroopers smiling as they pose with Afghan police next to the severed legs of one suicide bomber. ---

From Photo Caption of Leon Panatta (a.k.a. Neville Chamberlin):

"Foolish behavior': U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta strongly condemned the pictures today after he appeared during a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State in Brussels" (Getty Image-could not be posted)

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012election; afghanistan; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; waronterror
The emasculation of the American Military continues.

*sob* They posed with the body parts of an animal. (They should have taken the parts to a taxidermist)

What a freakin' disgrace this WH is. Our men and women are stuck in the sandpits of hell fighting a PC war while enemies here in the states (LA Times-Obama,Panatta, Clinton,Napolitano and the whole sewer system of D.C.) are continually stabbing them in the back and putting their lives in jeopardy.

We should of turned the sand into glass on 09/12/2001.


1 posted on 04/18/2012 5:49:18 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman

Apparently this happened a while ago, and the leadership of that Company has been changed, since then. Since none of the men who are in charge now took part in this, what purpose does it serve to publish these photos?


2 posted on 04/18/2012 5:55:34 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Outlaw Woman

Posted by the LA Times because ‘they have a duty to fully report the news”. Yes,,,this is the same LA Times that will not release the Obama PLO tapes.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 5:55:44 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: Outlaw Woman
What's reprehensible about disrespecting the shrapnel of a suicide bomber? I can't think of anything disrespectful enough for such an occasion.

SnakeDoc

4 posted on 04/18/2012 5:57:31 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: DesertRhino

Right! I had forgotten about that little bit of treason. Thanks for the reminder!


5 posted on 04/18/2012 5:58:25 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Do you think any administration would publicly condone this?


6 posted on 04/18/2012 5:58:52 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Outlaw Woman

Yeah, I guess Obama thinks the suicide bombers are boy scouts.


7 posted on 04/18/2012 5:59:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Outlaw Woman

FUBO!!!

....and Hitlery, too.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 5:59:49 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Outlaw Woman

It blew my mind this morning when the LA Times was on the news explaining their duty to release the news without regard for how it might cause damage. I guess they meant “unless it hurts Obama”.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 6:00:56 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: SuziQ
It happened 2 years ago. You don't think this is not a concerted effort to further handicap our men (rhetorical)? They are claiming a ‘soldier’ turned over the photos on the condition of anonymity (of course).

Wonder what side his bread is buttered on...

This is INTENTIONAL. It's the most vicious & cowardly attack on our military because they cannot fight back.

10 posted on 04/18/2012 6:03:52 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman

“Anything and everything, in order to take all of the attention away from all of Obama’s problems and from all of the left’s problems” continues...


11 posted on 04/18/2012 6:07:56 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Except with this b.s. they are putting (again) our troops in harms way.

Treasonous bastards...


12 posted on 04/18/2012 6:10:26 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman

The comments from the article are pretty good. One guy said what was reprehensible was what is going on in the White House. Spot on.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 6:11:07 PM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Outlaw Woman

***The photographs show a number of paratroopers smiling as they pose with Afghan police next to the severed legs of one suicide bomber.***

So what! I’ve seen photos of dead suicide bombers, outlaws. Japs. krauts. And I would love to see the Osama Ben Laden tapes!

Also seen videos of people get their heads cut off by Taliban. That is war. Get used to it!


14 posted on 04/18/2012 6:12:15 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Pat4ever

Yeah, the comments from the U.K Daily includes both U.S. and the Brits and I’ve seen (not necessarily on this article) the disgust from the brits on certain stories.

The L.A. Times...well I wish they were part of the photo...


15 posted on 04/18/2012 6:15:41 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Barak; obama
The White House says the conduct depicted in photos that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan is 'reprehensible'

No idiot!

The conduct depicted in the photos, dead subhumans who blow themselves to pieces, is "reprehensible".

16 posted on 04/18/2012 6:18:22 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: DesertRhino

“LA Times was on the news explaining their duty”

I wonder how many people, total, there are in the lamestream misleadia.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 6:19:15 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Except with this b.s. they are putting (again) our troops in harms way.Treasonous bastards...

Exactly. The rules of engagement are killing our troops. No one cares about that.


18 posted on 04/18/2012 6:25:36 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: dsc
I wonder how many people, total, there are in the lamestream misleadia.

Way too many!

19 posted on 04/18/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Outlaw Woman

Meanwhile President Obama’s Secretary of Hate, Hillary Clinton, giggled and cheered when the Muslim Brotherhood insurgents in Libya that we supported tortured, paraded, and then murdered a POW named Gaddaffi.

This c***sucker of a President doesn’t give a damn about prisoners. He is anti-US military. Nothing but. His double-standard proves it.


20 posted on 04/18/2012 6:29:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Yeah, right. The photos of dead American soldiers hanging from lamp posts and being burned are so much better (bitter sarcasm warning). People need to lose the whole political correctness thing, and fast. This is a war we’re fighting here, not some emasculated police action bullshit. Our enemies want to see us dead, period. Our troops in harm’s way need to get the green light to return the sentiment. Total warfare and total commitment to achieving that goal is the only way we’ll end this.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 6:30:56 PM PDT by factoryrat (e are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: SuziQ

Phony outrage from a phony “Christian” president who has awfully light colored tan-lines.

Nothing genuine about this man or his message.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 6:31:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

A real President would find these soldiers, grab a box full of medals, jump on a plane and publicly decorate the soldiers.

This PC crap has to end. The way to make it end is through bold actions without apologies. Leaders are respected because of strength, not weakness, second guessing and mushy opinions.


23 posted on 04/18/2012 6:37:04 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: Outlaw Woman

The only thing I see reprehensible about any of this, is Obama, his damn administration and the traitors in the news media.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 6:37:21 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: All

25 posted on 04/18/2012 6:38:02 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Outlaw Woman

Soldiers condemn White House


26 posted on 04/18/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Outlaw Woman
The White Hut is reprehensible including the currant occupant!
27 posted on 04/18/2012 6:46:21 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: lookout88
Exactly. And it's these ROE's that are causing these frustrations to be seen in our military guys over there.

You can only put the lid on a boiling pot so long before it behaves in a way opposite of what you are trying to achieve.

All of this stuff wasn't happening before they handcuffed us with these ridiculous ROE's. I wish some of our courageous generals would connect the dots and drop retirement papers over it...but that won't happen.

28 posted on 04/18/2012 6:46:52 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: ConservativeInPA

When the leaders of the Taliban and other Islam
terror organizations see pictures of their fighters
with the remnants of jews and other victims, they
do not say it’s “reprehensible”, they cheer.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 6:47:34 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I’d like to see pictures of troops cutting the hearts out of terrorists and stomping on them.


30 posted on 04/18/2012 7:02:02 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: factoryrat

Also, when is something going to be done about the Iranian source that manufactures the road side bombs that contributed to the American Troops portrayed in the ‘Wounded Warrior’ commercials? These sources need to be eliminated before there are any more American Troops Wounded. It’s truly reprehensible nothing is being done.


31 posted on 04/18/2012 7:06:24 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I saw a suicide bomber off himself and the only recognizable part was his head. Wish I had kept a picture to send to obama/


32 posted on 04/18/2012 7:13:42 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: SuziQ
Yes I think this happened earlier so why now the photos. I guess it is a distraction because they are not blaming Obama for it and of course Obama is “shocked and saddened”
so I question the release of the photos or at least the timing.
33 posted on 04/18/2012 7:21:45 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Outlaw Woman
Does this mean we can't watch The Military Channel on Cable TV?

I was watching WWII in Color and they showed a German Soldier getting mowed down when he was trying to escape capture. He was unarmed BTW.

Two GI’s just turned around, saw the dude get it, and went back to smoking their cigarettes. War is hell.

Now wonder kids can't even play with toy guns anymore without some Libtard getting their panties in a wad.

34 posted on 04/18/2012 7:24:45 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I’ll tell you what’s reprehensible: our President eating a golden retriever.


35 posted on 04/18/2012 7:47:15 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: gotribe

Winner of Westminster Dog Show has replaced Kobe beef on the WH menu.


36 posted on 04/18/2012 8:27:22 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
White House condemns photos of U.S. soldiers

The White House should condemn the newspapers that published these photos.

37 posted on 04/18/2012 8:37:40 PM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I could show them some from about 45 years ago. War is Hell


38 posted on 04/18/2012 8:44:46 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Irish Eyes

“Way too many!”

Clearly.

I was just wondering what a ballpark number would look like.


39 posted on 04/18/2012 8:52:36 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Outlaw Woman.
...in photos that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan is 'reprehensible'

40 posted on 04/18/2012 8:58:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I agree the conduct is “unbecoming”. I would have preferred the men removed the creature’s head and replaced it with that of a pig, in the spirit of Gen. John Pershing. I would hope their CO instructs them on the proper vivisection of Muslim terrorists with swine parts in the future.


41 posted on 04/18/2012 8:59:23 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Outlaw Woman; All

Reprehensible? Maybe. Photoshopped? Definitely.

Where is that top soldier’s other hand?

http://www.trbimg.com/img-4f8f579b/turbine/ct-sc-la-na-afghan-photos.jpg-20120418/600


42 posted on 04/19/2012 12:49:55 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Rhetorical questions:

How come this is not Obama's Abu Ghraib?

Why isn't the media condemning this as playing into the hands of the terrorists, to be used as a recruitment tool, like they did with Bush in Iraq?

I thought Obama called Afghanistan the good war. Why isn't this being placed at his feet the way the MSM blamed Bush for Abu Ghraib?

-PJ

43 posted on 04/19/2012 12:59:11 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
White House spokesman Jay Carney says the conduct does not represent the standards of the U.S. military

WTF would this douche bag, or the entire administration for that matter, know of "military standards"?

44 posted on 04/19/2012 11:49:12 AM PDT by voicereason (Dems, Pubbies...too often a one-sided coin.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
White House spokesman Jay Carney says the conduct does not represent the standards of the U.S. military

WTF would this douche bag, or the entire administration for that matter, know of "military standards"?

45 posted on 04/19/2012 11:49:38 AM PDT by voicereason (Dems, Pubbies...too often a one-sided coin.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
I remember when phsy-ops was a part of warfare. It seems that with the current ROE, the phsy-ops are being done to our troops.

Lets us not forget “Vlad the Impaler” who struck fear into those that would try to have a confrontation with him.

46 posted on 04/19/2012 11:58:05 AM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Ask me if I give a Shi’ite. Maybe the muslim savages would fear and respect us more as barbarians rather than wimps.


47 posted on 04/19/2012 11:58:18 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SunkenCiv

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/18/11262685-us-condemns-troops-who-allegedly-posed-with-dead-suicide-bombers-in-afghanistan?pc=25&sp=200

this report (with video and image) appears to make it clear the the soldiers holding the body-parts of a suicide-bomber were AFGHAN SOLDIERS.


48 posted on 04/19/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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