1. AWFUL

    Karzai Condemns Taliban Abuse Tape

    Image #: 16002655    epa03005244 Afghan President Hamid Karzai delivers a speech during the Loya Jirga, Kabul, Afghanistan, 16 November 2011. Loya Jirga began on 16 November in Kabul, despite repeated security threats by Taliban militants, to debate a proposed partnership with the United States, and the attempted talks with Taliban insurgents. A total of 2,030 representatives from all provinces are set to participate in the Jirga.  EPA/S. SABAWOON /LANDOV

    S. Sabawoon, EPA / Landov

    A disturbing video that appears to show U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters was slammed as “inhumane” by Afghan President Hamid Karzai—but the Taliban says it won’t harm their new peace talks with the U.S. "This is not the first time we see such brutality," said a Taliban spokesman. "We know that our country is occupied." The video, posted to YouTube, shows four men in Marine uniforms urinating on corpses and making lewd jokes. The Marines have launched an investigation into the video. Two U.S. military officials told Reuters it appeared to be authentic.

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