January 13th, 2012
09:21 AM ET

Two Marines in urination video interviewed

Military officials have interviewed two of four Marines in a video that shows them urinating on dead bodies sprawled out on the ground, a Marine Corps official told CNN Friday.

The Marines were not detained after the interview, the official said.

The names are not being made public, said the official, who did not want to be identified because the investigation is ongoing.

The identities were determined as officials in the United States and Afghanistan expressed shock and outrage regarding the video, which was posted Wednesday on a number of websites.

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  1. Donna

    Was that a Humvee door, or was that a Jeep door?

    January 14, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Donna

    Is that concrete or stone?

    January 14, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • JimmyC

      This is awesome.. greatest story of the year so far. They should be happy they only urinated on them.. too bad they didnt burn them alive, tape it, and send it to their families to watch. They actually got off easy, and the stupid Afghans should actually be thankful

      January 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gary

    it's possible this video is fake...humvee door? Jeep? none there.

    January 14, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lily

      Screw Hilary and the mainstream media. They have never acknowledged the heinous torture that was inflicted on our soldiers by these hypocrites!! Why is it that the mainstream media and Muslims put their horse blinders on when it comes to seeing the heinous atrocities they have caused?!!!!! F off to Hilary, liberals and the mainstream media like CNN.

      January 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Vic

    I’m sorry; I personally do not know what would interest me in urinating on dead bodies. BUT, I have not experienced what these marines have during the term of their tour of duty to this point. I might be right there beside them. I think the media is doing all a dastardly deed with such coverage! My blood boils at the massive coverage this has drawn from the media. The comic section of the news paper is about the most reliable news available anymore! Trouble is, the TV News is a bit short on the good stuff.

    January 14, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Mike G

    Walk a mile in their shoes and then condem them. They are brought down to the level that they are now with the demands that they must meet in order to KILL PEOPLE. That is what they are taught from day one in the military. Join the military and see how far down the totum pole you would be in their shoes. Our troops should have never been there in the first place. But they are and I don't see what the big deal is.

    January 14, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Sam

    I wish that I could do that to George W. Bush and Cheney. The only difference I would want them to be alive to enjoy the golden shower. Some of our troops are over there for the fifth tour having been sent to Iraq a nation that was never a threat to the USA. They did not join to live over seas. That joined the militiary to protect America. Nothing has changed since 9/11 and our borders are still wide open. I am afraid that if we put another Republican into office we will be at war with Iran. They are chomping at the bits to get another war started.

    January 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lily

      You ignorant person, what about the thousand of Kurds that were gassed. I guess we should have turned our backs on them. Easy for you to say Sammy boy, when it is so far away and not affecting your own family, of which I am sure, you would be crying for help if your family were gassed and killed.

      January 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BILL

    it is okay for our enemies to put our service men on display when captured or even when they are killed! they can cut them up or even drag their bodies through the streets. remember the movie( blackhawk down) if i were there, i would have done the same thing these young men did to their enemy wtg

    January 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. CORKY WILSON

    IF ACTIONS ARE TAKEN ON THESE MARINES SHOULDN'T ANYONE AT THE WHITE HOUSE FACE THE SAME ACTIONS ( OBAMA AND HIS STAFF ) FOR THE SAME ACTIONS OF TROPHY TAKEN . OBAMA ORDERED THE BODY THE OTHER OBAMA TO BE DUMPED IN THE SEA . THIS IS THE SAME THING TO COVER UP FOR THE WORLD TO SEE AND NOT GIVING THE FAMILY THE RIGHT TO GIVE HIM A PROPER FUNERAL TO ME THIS WAS OUR PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TROPHY . HOLD HIM TO THE SAME STANDARD'S

    January 14, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. ???

    That was horrible what happened. I wouldn't be surprised if the soldiers who did this got discharged because you really cannot do something like this, espcially when it is their duty to defend their country, not put its name in mud.

    January 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Lefty5830

    THIS IS TERRIBLE! ONE THE WORST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN !!!! There was so much more room for other to join in, why only 4? I wish a would have received a WISH YOU WERE HERE card from those Marines. Cut off someones head aaah no big deal but if Americans do anything it is TERRIBLE. Promote those Marines!!!!

    January 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. helloeyes

    As an ex military person myself I would like to say that this is a black mark on the services and the country we are sworn to protect. PROTECT meaning the lives and the good name. These marines violated the honor code, ethics codes, and codes of conduct. This is NOT how the marines behave- only the ones who do not deserve to be called marines. This is SHAMEFUL !!!!!

    January 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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