Allen West on the Marines Incident: ‘Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell’
At least America can count on one politician with cojones. Allen West has reacted to the outcry of disgust from the MSM for a video showing marines urinating on dead Taliban bodies. As West says, war ain’t pretty, so unless you’ve been on the battlefield, been shot at, then shut your mouth – wusses. Hear, hear. I knew I could count on West, a former US Army lieutenant colonel, to come to the defence of his fellow military men. He’s been there, and done that over and over, and he knows what these men face day after day. And no Liberals, it’s not being able to mosey on down to the local Starbucks and order your daily latte. It’s brutal and if the marines pissed on a few dead bodies then so what. At least they didn’t decapitate them and parade the bodies through the streets; or hang dead bodies on bridges; or burned bodies – all acts which the radical Islamists have done to US servicemen. If pissing is all they’ve done then good on them. I’m not sure I would have been so kind. Just a heads up boys, this should be a lesson that you shouldn’t be filming these types of events and then letting it leak out into the Liberal, hysterical PC world we live in. Any ammunition you give them only makes you look stupid.
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.