- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

White House spokesman Jay Carney took the Los Angeles Times to task for publishing 2-year-old photos of U.S. soldiers posing with corpses in Afghanistan.

Mr. Carney said the Obama administration is “disappointed [with] the decision to publish two years after the incident,” according to a pool report of Mr. Carney’s Wednesday briefing with reporters on Air Force One.

Echoing the Pentagon’s reaction to the grisly scene depicted in the photos, Mr. Carney also condemned the conduct of the U.S. soldiers who posed with the corpses. “[It’s] reprehensible and does not in any way represent the high standards of the U.S. military,” he said.

“The president certainly shares in the defense secretary’s opinion that this needs to be investigated, and it will be investigated, and that those responsible will be held accountable,” he said.

President Obama was briefed on the photos, but Mr. Carney said he didn’t know if Mr. Obama had actually seen them.