I don’t know about you…but I am danged sick and tired of the media of all venues doing their best to destroy the integrity of our military. As far as I’m concerned this is more than infuriating…it’s a national disgrace!
Here’s some opinions of others regarding this latest story…see if you agree, or not.
This is via Fox:
After White House condemnation of the L.A. Times for publishing photos of uniformed military posing with the bodies of suicide bombers, Fox News contributor and retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters described himself as “furious” at the L.A. Times and the civilian military leadership for their handling of the nascent scandal. Peters told Megyn Kelly this controversy was an example of the “moral cowardice of military leaders who never stick up for our troops but protect their own careers.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Wednesday that the White House was “very disappointed” that those photos were published. Defense Sec. Leon Panetta weighed in as well, saying that he “strongly condemned” the behavior depicted in the photos.
Kelly said that the Pentagon had requested that the L.A. Times not run the photos and Kelly herself said her program chose not to air the inflammatory images. “There are fresh concerns that these pictures, just published, could fuel a new wave of anger on the streets of Afghanistan and could endanger American lives,” said Kelly.
Kelly asked Lt. Col. Peters what his take on the controversy was, and Peter’s said that he believed the L.A. Times was complicit in a “terrible scandal here,” but that scandal has “nothing to do with our troops in combat.”
“No terrorists were harmed in the taking of those snap shots,” said Peters. “The real scandal is that the L.A. Times, desperate to survive, creates a scandal, publishes those pictures over the Pentagon’s objections. The real scandal is that the establishment media leaps on another chance to trash our troops. The worst of the scandal is that our leaders, in and out of uniform, rush to condemn our troops – no explanation, no context.”
“I suggest the White House spokesman Jay Carney join the military and see what it’s like himself before he condemns our troops,” Peters continued. “I’m especially appalled that those in uniform, General [John R.] Allen, our commander in Afghanistan, just jumped to trash our troops.”
Bill Kristol throws in his two-cents as well…this is via DC:
According to Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, the Los Angeles Times’ Wednesday decision to run a series of photographs of U.S. troops posing with dead Afghan suicide bombers, after being asked by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta not to run them, was “irresponsible” and “pure voyeurism.” On Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Kristol took aim at the Times.
“I think the L.A. Times was irresponsible for publishing the photos against the explicit request — not of the terrible [George W.] Bush administration or terrible Don Rumsfeld, but of the Obama administration,” Kristol said. “Which last I looked was not a bunch of warmongers but are people who in this case — I think quite correctly — Secretary of Defense [Leon] Panetta was concerned about the well-being of our troops who are there now.”
Kristol said the Times was engaging in “pure voyeurism” since the running those photos did little to better the situation: The photos were reportedly taken in 2010 and the story reports that those responsible are currently under investigation.
“The leadership of that brigade, the 4th Combat Brigade at 82nd, is not the current leadership — in fact, there were issues with the battalion that was responsible for these troops apparently at the time. It was reported at the time. In any case, the leadership of that battalion and brigade is not the current leadership. So, the exposure does nothing. It’s not a contemporaneous matter where hey, something bad is happening there and they’re trying to expose it. It’s pure voyeurism by the media. It’s unfortunate that these photos were taken. That brigade took 35, had 35 killed. And it’s very rough deployment in that time. The soldiers shouldn’t have done that. But just publishing these photos now is wrong.”
Krauthammer sums it up best with these simple words ~
“Suicide Attackers Don’t Treat Their Own Bodies With Respect!”
He’s first up on the Special Report and the All Star panel…he had more to say as well.
If you haven’t seen the pictures the L.A. times and a few others entities have decided to show…they are in the video above too.
Throw your thoughts in regarding this issue….do you think this is backfiring on the media? Are you fed up with all of this? Are you tired of the left continually disparaging our troops that gave them the freedom to espouse their crap in the first place since the founding of country to this very day?
Plus remember folks…these photos are over 2 years old, plus it’s parts of dead suicide bomber…so friggin’ what! This can only lead to one summation of just why the LA Times did this…agenda, agenda, agenda!
Please remember the photo above of the soldier cradling the dead child…that child was killed by a filthy suicide bomber. Oh yes, the religion of peace hard at work dontcha know.
Add your two-cents in folks….Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!