More PC pandering from the U.S. military — while no one seems concerned that those who mutilated corpses in Fallujah out of malice, not “hygienic concerns,” not only were not punished, but were celebrated as heroes. From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Four U.S. soldiers face disciplinary action for burning the bodies of two Taliban rebels, but they will not be charged with crimes because their actions were motivated by hygienic concerns, the military said Saturday.
The military started its inquiry into the incident last month after TV footage showed U.S. soldiers using the cremation to taunt other Islamic militants “” an act that sparked outrage in Afghanistan.
Islam bans cremation, and the video images were compared here to photographs of U.S. troops abusing prisoners at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison.
The U.S.-led coalition’s operational commander, Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya, said two junior officers who ordered the bodies burned would be officially reprimanded for showing a lack of cultural and religious understanding, but he said the men were unaware that what they were doing was wrong.