The latest scandal in Afghanistan is another installation in the continuing series: Don't Disrespect Shit that You Have Already Killed. Naturally, we reflect upon the things that Our Troops ought not have done. They ought not to have posed gleefully in front of pictures of the dead, nor burned up them Krans, as we say in Pittsburgh, nor peed on them bodies. Somehow these reflections seem to come up short of: we ought not to have killed those Afghans in the first fucking place. Look, this stuff doesn't reveal the dark underbelly of the Afghan War; it is the war. The first prerequisite of defiling a corpse is a corpse.