Alright, wingnuts, closer your eyes, plug your ears, and yell LALALALALA:
The paratroopers had their assignment: Check out reports that Afghan police had recovered the mangled remains of an insurgent suicide bomber. Try to get iris scans and fingerprints for identification.
The 82nd Airborne Division soldiers arrived at the police station in Afghanistan’s Zabol province in February 2010. They inspected the body parts. Then the mission turned macabre: The paratroopers posed for photos next to Afghan police, grinning while some held — and others squatted beside — the corpse’s severed legs.
A few months later, the same platoon was dispatched to investigate the remains of three insurgents who Afghan police said had accidentally blown themselves up. After obtaining a few fingerprints, they posed next to the remains, again grinning and mugging for photographs.
But no one would ever make a joke about a burn victim or play with a piece of skull, right wingnuts?
BTW- if this kind of thing upsets you, there is only one way to stop it. Stop sending human beings into dehumanizing war zones. That’s the only solution to ending this.