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What does Exum mean: “Afghans…will probably not be terribly offended by what U.S. soldiers do to the body of a suicide bomber”

Andrew Exum has this to say on the Taliban-body-parts controversy here:

“…Clearly, this incident reflects a failure on the part of whichever commissioned or noncommissioned officer had responsibility for the men in the picture. Afghans — most of whom will never see the pictures — will probably not be terribly offended by what U.S. soldiers do to the body of a suicide bomber. But Americans have a right to expect more from the men and women in uniform.”

– Really? Exum seems to be suggesting that Afghans are bereft of basic human decency here…. Or am I missing something?

Written by nickbiddlenoe

April 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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