Nothing to see here.... Move along.
Nothing that hasn't been happening since man started killing man. Some indians mutilated the dead in belief that it would carry over to the afterlife. Some tribes ate the hearts of their enemies to gain their strength, some took ears, scalps and other body parts as trophies. Big ****ing whoop, some guys posed for pictures with dead bodies.
What's sad is that some people are more outraged by the "defiling" of the dead than they are of the fact that they were killed.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
I really have no problem with it. We sent them there to kill these animals, who cares if they take pictures of it? It' what we pay them for!
Since part of the "job" is killing, you don't want the killing shown, you don't want trophy pictures like this coming to light. The Afghans know this is going on, it is happening where they live, they know far more about it than we do, they don't need the internet to find out about this.....they have been experiencing it since the Soviet invasion.I am more upset that it becomes known because it brings public shame upon the soldier and his unit, not to mention more potential backlash from the Afghan populace. Essentially, when **** like this becomes widely publicized, it makes the job a lot harder to do.
This is what war means, we should see all of it since we do not experience it....but we pay for it to happen. I believe your real objection is that US citizens are exposed to it.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
The problem is that with the digital age, stuff gets out so much more than in the past. That is the only difference.