Transcript for Marines Urinating Video Sparks Anger
-- fallout from that disturbing video showing US Marines desecrating the bodies of their Taliban enemies. We learned today who these Americans are and when this reportedly happened and voices from all sides are speaking out about what should happen next. ABC's Martha Raddatz has been looking into this all day Martha. -- the Pentagon has spent all day trying to find out who these Marines are where they're from and tonight -- -- The Marine Corps has now identified these four Marines as part of the third battalion second Marines from Camp Lejeune North Carolina. They have names of two of the Marines and are looking for I d.'s on the others. These are not just any Marines they are -- -- highly trained scout snipers. The four are seen not only urinating on dead -- insurgents but one is heard saying. Have a great day body. US officials today condemned it. It takes with secretary defense Leon Panetta saying I have seen the footage and I find the behavior depicted in it utterly deplorable. Anyone found to have participated. Or known about it. Having engaged in such conduct. Must be held fully accountable. The Marines could face charges of bringing discredit to the armed forces and lengthy prison sentences the video it's also reminiscent of the 2004 torture scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Which caused worldwide outrage as to these marine -- tapes the Taliban called the images shocking. But said it will not affect peace talks which were just made public today but it been going on for a year. Martha Raddatz ABC news the Pentagon.
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