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Breaking: U.S. troops are happy when bad guys die


 

This morning LA Times digs up gruesome photos of troops smiling in the vicinity of dead terrorists. Military says they’ve started a criminal investigation into the matter.

 

The story notes that LAT was entreated by military leaders not to publish the sordid photos:

 

“Capt. John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said the conduct depicted ‘most certainly does not represent the character and the professionalism of the great majority of our troops in Afghanistan…. Nevertheless, this imagery — more than two years old — now has the potential to indict them all in the minds of local Afghans, inciting violence and perhaps causing needless casualties.'”

 

I’m with the Pentagon on this one.