Some photos were released from the archives by the LA Times, depicting American soldiers showcasing the remains of suicide bombers who attacked them and blew themselves up. The photos will further embolden and enrage the enemies in Afghanistan and will almost certainly cost the US and coalition forces additional casualties.
Ok, it's not very humane to revel in the death of another human being, but seriously. What does one expect of an army that has been at war for 10 years, and the enemy attacks and dies? Are they supposed to feel sorry for the suicide bombers and cry? And, the fact that the LA Times waited--in obvious calculated fashion for maximum impact
--2 full years to publish the photos and story is just utterly irresponsible.
The Pentagon urged the LA Times not to publish the photos but, the LA Times did it anyway. I'm curious about the agenda of the LA Times chief editor from the Middle East:
Davan MaharajW.H. 'Disappointed' L.A. Times Published Photos 'Two Years After the Incident'
1:41 PM, Apr 18, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House spokesman Jay Carney reacted to the publication of photos in the Los Angeles Times of U.S. soldiers posing with corpses in Afghanistan by saying the Obama administration is "disappointed.. [with] the decision to publish two years after the incident," according to a pool report.
Carney is suggesting, it would seem, that the photos might put at risk U.S. soldiers fighting the war in Afghanistan. And that, since the photos were taken two years ago, there would not seem to be pressing need for the Los Angeles Times to publish the photos while the soldiers are in that war theater.
Carney also blasted the photos themselves--at least, the actions of those American in the pictures. "[The] conduct depicted in those photographs is reprehensible and does not in any way represent the high standards of the US military," Carney told the press aboard Air Force One. "And the president certainly shares in the defense secretary's opinion that this should be investigated and those held responsible will be held accountable."
The spokesman said he was unsure whether the president had actually seen the photos in question, though Carney is sure that Obama is aware of the scandal.