This one got me a new fan on HuffPo, so I’ll repost it here.
Soldiers from times immemorial have been hired and trained by chieftains, kings, popes and governments to act inhumanely and kill. That’s their job. When the fighting is done and the dust settles we shouldn’t be too upset if they let off a little steam by pissing on the enemy they just killed. Purely a symbolic gesture. It goes with the territory. Instead of showing fake moral indignation, we should concentrate our focus on not getting involved in so many wars in the first place. *That’s* the true insult to human decency.