April 20 (Bloomberg) -- The most recent scandal to rock
U.S. military forces in Afghanistan concerns photos published in
the Los Angeles Times depicting U.S. soldiers goofing around
with the body of a dead Taliban fighter.
Clearly, this incident reflects a failure on the part of
whichever commissioned or noncommissioned officer had
responsibility for the men in the picture. Afghans -- most of
whom will never see the pictures -- will probably not be
terribly offended by what U.S. soldiers do to the body of a
suicide bomber. But Americans have a right to expect more from
the men and women in uniform.