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Perry: Obama administration over-reacting to Marine controversy (McCain agrees with Obama)
CNN ^ | January 15, 2012 | Tom Cohen

Posted on 01/15/2012 6:26:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that Marines videotaped urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan made a "dumb" mistake, but should not face criminal prosecution.

In an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," the Republican presidential candidate said the Obama administration over-reacted to the incident by talking about possible criminal charges and speaking with what he called "disdain" about the U.S. military.

According to Perry, famous military figures including U.S. Gen. George Patton acted similarly in a war environment.

"When you're 18 or 19, you do dumb things. These kids made a mistake, there's not any doubt about it," Perry told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

Perry said the Marines involved should be reprimanded and "appropriately punished," but added that "the idea that this administration would go after these young people for a criminal act, I think it is over the top."

However, Republican Sen. John McCain, who has endorsed Mitt Romney for president, said Sunday he has no problems with the current administration's handling of the incident.

"A full and complete investigation is entirely appropriate," the former 2008 GOP presidential nominee said on CNN's "State of the Union."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: gopprimary; marinespissed; military; perry2012; wot

1 posted on 01/15/2012 6:26:55 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield
The day after Pete was killed, I was sitting at the dining room table with Hardtail, just trying to make sense of all that was going on.

My cell phone rang. "Unknown" said the caller ID.

Thought about letting it pass, but I answered it.

"Alan, this is Rick Perry."…..

2 posted on 01/15/2012 6:29:00 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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“You can’t tell me that America is not exceptional. You can't tell me that because I've seen it”

"Rick Perry has always remained faithful." -- First Lieutenant Daniel P. Moran

[6:45] Medal recipients tell of their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their fellow heroes -- and why they support Rick Perry.

3 posted on 01/15/2012 6:30:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; jonrick46; deepbluesea; TexMom7; potlatch; SunkenCiv; wolfcreek; BuckeyeTexan; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

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4 posted on 01/15/2012 6:32:03 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Comment on the Crowley interview I posted in the Sunday Morning LIVE thread:

5 posted on 01/15/2012 6:34:13 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Churchill, Generals & Others peed on Dragons Teeth/Seigfried Line
6 posted on 01/15/2012 6:35:59 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: TomGuy

Good on Perry.

McCain and all these other former soldiers like Jessica Lynch who go on the MSM and snitch/spit on these marines should drop dead.


7 posted on 01/15/2012 6:36:14 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: TomGuy

Thanks!


8 posted on 01/15/2012 6:40:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: bigdirty
McCain and all these other former soldiers like Jessica Lynch who go on the MSM and snitch/spit on these marines should drop dead.

This tempest in a teapot happened last spring or so. These pictures are released now so our returning soldiers can get a return from Vietnam style welcome, perhaps with urine and feces thrown at our marines for good measure.

Human rights activist, Pamela Geller, explains it: Tinkle Timing


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9 posted on 01/15/2012 6:45:35 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: bigdirty

McCain stood in the well on the Senate floor after Obama pulled out the last large contingent of U.S. troops in Iraq and said, something to the effect that words could not describe what an awful thing Obama had done. McCain! The GOP candidate that couldn’t say a bad thing about Obama when he ran against him for the presidency, and stuck us with this socialist. McCain! The Senator from Arizona who has endorsed Mitt Romney because Mitt campaigned for him after their bruising 2008 primary battle. McCain! The politician the MSM love until he’s the nominee (like Romney). McCain! The politician who understands that to stay in office you learn how to play party politics.


10 posted on 01/15/2012 6:49:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry’s right on this one.

My only problem is that our troops should be smart enough to know better than to film this sort of thing.


11 posted on 01/15/2012 6:51:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I support our troops pissing on the corpses of our enemies.

I do not support filming it and posting it on line.

Come on Marines! Use your heads! What were you thinking?

"Let's post this on-line! What bad could possibly happen?"

SHEESH! 8^p

12 posted on 01/15/2012 6:51:23 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Stepan12
Human rights activist, Pamela Geller,

This is the same Pamela Geller who has lied about Rick Perry and "a “pro-Sharia” curriculum."

13 posted on 01/15/2012 6:52:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Marine perps will be discharged and not honorably. The chain of command up to bn level will have to resign. And our good Marines will still have to follow the insame rules of engagement while wearing big targets pasted on their backs.


14 posted on 01/15/2012 6:59:14 AM PST by HChampagne
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To: cripplecreek
My only problem is that our troops should be smart enough to know better than to film this sort of thing.

Absolutely!

In today's world with cameras and video capabilities everywhere, one should always assume they are being filmed, especially if they are committing some foolery.

If it is filmed (photo or video or audio), assume it will eventually be shown on the Internet.


15 posted on 01/15/2012 7:00:15 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

From what I read of Pam Geller, Rick Perry tried to cover it up, but Pam Geller got the screen shots before Mr. Perry could do so.


16 posted on 01/15/2012 7:00:55 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Whoever recorded the video should be taken out and have the crap beat out of them.

And whoever instituted the policy allowing the use of recording devices in a theater of war should be next.

As Pogo said “we have met the enemy and he is us”. I’ll reserve judgement until we know how this video came to be made public, but I’m betting it wasn’t CBS News.


17 posted on 01/15/2012 7:04:31 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All one has to do to determine the character of Mccain is to look at his daughter.

The pig didn’t wander far from the sty.

And Mccain, you are a complete disgrace. I will always believe you purposefully threw the election. You are a seething maggot. May your testicles rot off.


18 posted on 01/15/2012 7:08:11 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They should just say it was “Performance Art”, and the video was intended to accompany their application for an NEA grant. They’d go from villains to heroes of the left overnight!


19 posted on 01/15/2012 7:10:53 AM PST by Be Free (Liberalism is a disease.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

CW, that was an extra great story!
Even though these days look dark for Perry’s chances, sometimes the good guys win and Rick Perry definately stands amoung the good guys.


20 posted on 01/15/2012 7:12:43 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: TomGuy

Had Perry said he would have pi$$ed on the vermin too, he’d likely have the nomination sewn up by now.


21 posted on 01/15/2012 7:13:32 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

John McCain=POS.


22 posted on 01/15/2012 7:22:23 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry gets it.


23 posted on 01/15/2012 7:25:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Sworn in as an honorary Texan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They didn’t do it arab style, which is to cut off their penis’s and stuff them down their throat..


24 posted on 01/15/2012 7:26:14 AM PST by richardtavor
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To: cripplecreek
All this videoing and Facebook bullshit, is going to prove to be a worse and more permanent blackeye than all the trashy “tramp stamp” tattoos combined. I am sure every upcoming generation has things that are confusing to the older generation, but this “video your stupidity fetish” really does look damn near suicidal.

This peeing on the bad guys is as Perry says, is a stupid thing younguns do sometimes. In the scheme of things - so what. The stupid need to record it for posterity only give “our” bad guys fuel for the fire they a trying to burn America down with.

25 posted on 01/15/2012 7:31:45 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I received an article 15 for possessing a combat knife. My commander tried to destroy me over this. These dumba55es committed an international incident. It’s court martial time as far as I’m concerned. dishonorable discharges for all involved at a minimum. Perry is wrong...as usual.


26 posted on 01/15/2012 8:02:01 AM PST by RC one (Scorch the earth Newt. Scorch it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

John McCain is a despicable bastard with no honor.


27 posted on 01/15/2012 8:14:05 AM PST by montag813
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

God bless you Governor Perry, for standing with our brave warriors in uniform...again and again.


28 posted on 01/15/2012 8:16:08 AM PST by montag813
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To: shield

OOOH Worse Patton pee’s in the Rhine river. Oh the huge Manatees. That is a slap at the very core of German civilization.. Sarc


29 posted on 01/15/2012 9:13:04 AM PST by crazydad
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

War is hell so get over it!


30 posted on 01/15/2012 9:24:41 AM PST by cblue55 (Annoy a Liberal: Say "Merry Christmas")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“...Marines videotaped urinating on dead Taliban fighters...”

Piss Be Upon Them! LOL!


31 posted on 01/15/2012 10:01:25 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mccain agrees with Obama and Mccain endorses Romney get the picture


32 posted on 01/15/2012 10:27:46 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: cripplecreek

When I was a prosecutor and defense counsel in the Air Force, we used go call this offense “Stupid on Station”. Dumb, but not an offense for charges and specs.

Colonel, USAFR


33 posted on 01/15/2012 10:44:24 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks shield.


34 posted on 01/15/2012 3:58:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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