Jay Manifold has left the blogroll. He thinks it was excusable for US troops to position two dead Taliban facing Mecca and burn their bodies, then taunt onlookers:
TIME dutifully reports that:
… as one Kabul cleric Mohammed Omar told newsmen, “The burning of these bodies is an offense against Muslims everywhere. Bodies are burned only in Hell.”
I know just what he has in mind. <----------- (WARNING: Twin Towers 9/11 image!)
October 22, 2005 11:31 AM
(Warning added by me.) I don’t remember, and can’t be bothered looking up, whether Manifold had anything to say when the bodies of US contractors were desecrated in Falluja. If he did, I bet it wasn’t self-righteous and approving.
Update: Jeanne has links to a transcript of the original broadcast and an interview with the photographer.