R. Worthley: Where's the outrage?

This is in response to the article in the Sun Journal about the outrage over the U.S. Marines who urinated on the bodies of suspected Taliban fighters.

I am, and all Americans should be, outraged that Afghan rebels cut off the heads of American, or when dead U.S. soldiers were hung by their feet, had their fingers cut off or were dragged down the streets, as in Somalia in the early 1990s. And that is not to mention the thousands of U.S. soldiers who have had their arms or legs blown off by IEDs.

Hillary Clinton, and all the other goody-two-shoes, don't seem to be outraged at what the enemy has done to Americans and our allies. They seem to be more concerned with American soldiers urinating on the dead.

Clinton, and all the other phony, weak-kneed idiots at the White House, should be ashamed of themselves.

Robert Worthley, Roxbury

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PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Conquerors and warriors have

Conquerors and warriors have been urinating on the bodies of their foes since the days of "Fire bad; food good".

Steve  Dosh's picture

R. Worthley: Where's the outrage?

Bob Thursday12:11 Ma'ui time •
Some actions are simply uncivilized , cruel , and quite unusual . We do not want those thoughtless ppl's actions to define US . Take waterboarding for instance . . ...
Capital punishment and the unecessary killing of our own citizen is , also . We share the dubious distinction and company of communist China as being some of the only nations in the known universe ( and the UN ) that kill their own citizens in the name of the law through hanging , guns , and gas
Why ?
/s, Dr. Dosh , FSO ( ret.) who served you in Africa , Guatemla and Micronesia ( only shot at once , lived to tell about it :)

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

you are against capital

you are against capital punishment. Are you also pro-choice? You are against waterboarding. Are you, therefore, in favor of bamboo shoots being hammered under one's fingernails? I'm sure some of your current countrymen who lived through WWII could tell you what I'm talking about.

Douglas Mac antSaior's picture

Really? I'm not in the least

Really? I'm not in the least bit outraged by whizzing on the enemy. I probably would have done worse. Something about being shot at that changes a person's attitude toward that sort of thing. I'm just glad our guys were the ones standing.

RONALD RIML's picture

So if that's the weapon of your choice

So if Urination is the weapon of your choice, Whiz on the enemy all you want - but have the decency of doing it while he is still capable of fighting back.

Once an enemy is "Hors de Combat" - including dead - you've broken the law.

But if this sort of activity interests you from a 'recreational' point of view, you might find a willing partner to exchange such 'streams' of consciousness within the privacy of your own abode.....

Douglas Mac antSaior's picture

A shy bladder and an over 40

A shy bladder and an over 40 prostate, Veritas. I would rather cover their eyes with bacon to deny their undefiled view of heaven.

RONALD RIML's picture

So slip it under their

So slip it under their eyelids and only Allah will notice.... ;)

Douglas Mac antSaior's picture

Sometimes discretion is the

Sometimes discretion is the better part of combat.

Joe Morin's picture


The military has its own laws and discipline needs to be maintained if we expect to maintain the best fighting force on the planet. I do see the irony though of people being more disturbed about troops urinating on corpses than creating them.

Jonathan Albrecht's picture

elective Outrage - a wonderful thing

Hillary held no elective office during the outrageous events Mr. Worthley describes in Somalia. She was not responsibile for anything that occurred then. Mr. Worthley quotes no statement she made either outraged or not about those events. So what in the world does she have to do with them.
I seem to remember universal shock and outrage throughout the country about those events and others in Somalia.
I was also unaware that we were in command of the Siomali mobs, criminals, and rioters that perpetrated those outrages. We are in command of the troops that desecrated the bodies in violation of US military code, international law, and simple human decency. We should be outraged that our troops are so poorly discipled that they have forgotten their responsibilities.
But apparently Mr. Worthley doesn't agree. He thinks our troops should be forgiven everything because they are "on our side". We they violate our laws, their honor, and their responsibilities they are not on our side.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Where's the media outrage

Where's the media outrage here? They got 6 or 7 weeks of coverage out of the Abu Graib incident. This current 'outrage' got what?, one or two days media coverage? All depends on who's in the white house, I guess.


Roberto the Incredible

He reads minds, he tells fortunes, he writes absurd letters...step right up folks...

You are assuming that Secretary Clinton and President oBama are not equally outraged about atrocities committed by our enemies. Of course, if your major source of "news" is Faux and Hennity and O'Really, I guess you can be forgiven for having your mind atrophy.

Jim Cyr's picture

Lame stream media

is where the bias is for the lack of balanced "Outrage". Good wake-up call Mr. Worthley !!

RONALD RIML's picture

How is it

How is it a "Biased Lame Stream Media" and we still read idiotic letters such as Mr. Worthley's here???


PAUL ST JEAN's picture

First Amendment?

First Amendment?

RONALD RIML's picture



1st Amendment doesn't require press to print 'Letters to the Editor' They do that of their own volition....

- A 'biased' media would filter such letters.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

My response was in reference

My response was in reference to the 1st Amendment right of the idiotic letter writers to write their letters.

RONALD RIML's picture

The letter writer

The letter writer does not exercise his '1st Amendment Right' of freedom of the press unless he is self-publishing.

The paper is free to pick and choose, i.e. edit, what they will print and what they won't.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The letter writer has the 1st

The letter writer has the 1st Amendment right to write the letter, does he not? That's all I'm saying.

RONALD RIML's picture

And the Bill of Rights

Applies against government restriction/intrusion - not private

RONALD RIML's picture


Correct - but that doesn't get it published if he doesn't have a press ;)

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

I get that. We are guaranteed

I get that. We are guaranteed the right to speak and/or express. But nowhere in the 'document' are we guaranteed an audience. Anyone has the right to burn a flag; that right grants the rest of us the right to inflict a well placed groin kick upon the burner.

RONALD RIML's picture

You'de be proud of me, Pirate

You'de be proud of me, Pirate

I was down in Portland yesterday to get my Japanese food fix, and ran into the the normal load of codgers looking for a handout. (No, not Republican representatives....)

Usually I'll listen, chuckle, joke, or commiserate. Occasionally I'll even give them enough to buy a bottle of Wild Irish Rose or Mad Dog 20-20... No one should go without fortified cheap-azz wine in this weather.

So yesterday's 'Sob Story' told me he was 'Homeless' No shidt, Dick-Tracy, I wouldn't let you in a house looking like that. Then I thought of the homeless shelters I used to go to when I was in the Navy and spent all my money, couldn't find a woman to bring me home, and the bus didn't go back to the base until the next day. Day-um... I used to have to get prayed over, accept Jesus as my personal savior, and sing pretty. Now why in the hell couldn't he do that???

So I told him so.....!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"That which you do to the

"That which you do to the least of My brothers, that you do unto Me."

RONALD RIML's picture

Only if that 'groin kick'

Only if that 'groin kick' is pictorial art; if physical contact is made, you've now committed a criminal act.

"A man's right to swing his fist ends where another man's nose begins." - Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Ahh, but seeing him down on

Ahh, but seeing him down on one knee Tebow style would be worth every minute.

RONALD RIML's picture

Where's the outrage???

I am outraged that you compare disciplined U.S. Marines to Afghan Rebels and Somali criminals.

I am also outraged that you believe we should stoop to the level of others, Robert.

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Mr. Worthley, Americans are

Mr. Worthley, Americans are suppose to be better than them, and should act accordingly.

David  Cote's picture


I could not agree with you more. Two wrongs do not make a right, otherwise where does it all end?


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