By Brendan Sasso - 01/15/12 02:59 PM EST
Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed the Obama administration on Sunday for being too tough on a group of Marines photographed urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
"Obviously, 18, 19 year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often, and that's what's occurred here," Perry said on CNN's "State of the Union."
"What is really disturbing to me is the over-the-top rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military it appears," Perry said.
U.S. and Afghan officials have condemned the incident, and a military investigation is underway. The Geneva Convention bans desecrating the dead.