Most people were shocked when they saw the video of United States marines urinated on a group of dead Taliban soldiers. White House Spokesman Jay Carney said that the actions were “regrettable.” Defense Secretary Leon Panneta called the video “deplorable.” CNN contribute Dana Loesch stood up and applauded.
“Come on people, this is a war. Do I have a problem with that as a citizen of the United States? No, I don’t… Can someone explain to me if there’s supposed to be a scandal that someone pees on the corpse of a Taliban fighter? Someone who, as part of an organization, murdered over 3,000 Americans? I’d drop trou and do it, too. That’s me, though. I want a million cool points for these guys.”
Loesch made the comments on her St. Louis radio show “The Dana Show.” Here’s the video of Dana Loesch’s comments.
The Huffington Post reports that Loesch is also the editor-in-chief of Big Journalism and is the co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party.
CNN released a statement, saying that Loesch is a commentator and CNN has a wide range of contributors with differing opinions. CNN said:
“CNN contributors are commentators who express a wide range of viewpoints—on and off of CNN—that often provoke strong agreement or disagreement. Their viewpoints are their own.”
The Washington Post praises CNN for their “well phrased corporate statement,” but wonders if Loesch’s willingness to urinate on dead Taliban soldiers is really a “viewpoint…”
Loesch later released a statement on Big Journalism, saying:
“There is a difference in advocating for the Marines to break the law, which I didn’t do, and defending them from overly-dramatic hysteria.”
Do you think Dana Loesch’s comments about dropping trou were made to quiet the media storm surrounding the video?