When a player makes an out of character mistake in an important moment, it is often attributed to "the heat of battle." Now, that phrase has become a talking point for the US and the world. Young Marines took pictures of themselves urinating on the dead body of Taliban militants, and now, over a year later, they have been mysteriously leaked just as these soldiers are coming home.
The first thing that comes to mind is, "Not again...." as these stories, though infrequent, linger in the air and tarnish the name of the greatest fighters on the planet Earth. Many have said that this is some kind of racism, and CAIR has all but agreed with that, essentially saying that they expect the soldiers to be punished to the extent of the law and beyond, when they themselves have no authority to punish, or even the right to talk about such punishments. These Marines were younger than 25 years old, they hardly old enough to drink alcohol, let alone put their lives on the line for our country, AND they were coming directly off the field of combat, where defeat means certain death, and winning simply means to fight another day and do it all again. I don't know what that feels like, and neither does CAIR, and neither does the vast majority of the world, yet we hold them accountable for a mistake made in the heat of battle. What hypocrisy!
These Taliban fighters aren't a nation, they are a group of terrorist extremists, therefore they DO NOT receive any protection from any war crimes, so the actions were not necessarily illegal, albeit asinine. This was a mistake, and they know it, yet we cannot even begin to comprehend what it feels like to be in their shoes and barely survive a battle. This was blown completely out of proportion. These are KIDS... let them learn, not suffer.