Saturday, January 14, 2012

Afghanistan Through My Eyes - Marines disgrace

The rules have changed a bit regarding an embed into Afghanistan. This time I'm trying to embed solely on my book, "Bullets In My Pocket".

But I'm not giving up, just beginning.

What really upsets me this week is of course the video that came out with the Marines urinating on the Afghans. I am throughly disgusted by this in every way.  Those Marines do the Marine Corp, the US Military and the US Citizens an injustice. I am deeply embarrassed they represent me.

The Guardian

I have great respect for the Marine Corp in general and embedded with the 2/3 Echo Outlaws down in Helmand last year. That group on COP Spenghar was an exemplary unit let by Capt. Chris Richadella. Each of the 75 Marines I met there were outstanding and seemed to have a real grasp of where they were in the world and what their mission was and how best to achieve it. They are the Marines I am proud to have represent me anywhere in the world.