As someone once wisely said, "It's better to be pissed off than pissed on."
In this case, it's allegedly the Taliban that's been pissed on and Rep. Allen West who's pissed off.
West says that he's "assessed" the video and that people should "chill" because they're getting "over-emotional."
Also -- "shut your mouth."
That's the highlight reel from West's email to the Weekly Standard on the matter and gives his recommendation that the men receive the maximum punishment under Article 15 -- which, assuming the Marines' rank is lower than West's was, would be more punishment than West received for his Iraq incident.
Here's part of the email West sent over to the Weekly Standard:
All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?
The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.
In conclusion, West writes, "As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell."
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Read the email in its entirety at the Weekly Standard by clicking here.