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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Just one comment, no one in Afghanistan asked anyone to come over. So, I think it is just a little silly to expect graditude.

    Do you know why we are there? So, you think that they'd be better off under the burka's, and being stoned in the square?

    Oh wait, I know, this is you calling the US imperialist right?


    The only other things is that we should be able to admit this hurts the mission, of winning hearts and minds.
    Yep, many people use things like this for propaganda. Too bad some of it comes from within.

    We should all be able to agree it was stupid.
    Yep, but not a first that's for sure.

    We should all no by now that anything put out there will be seen.
    Yep, and politicans should all know by now that any mic is live, but yet we still have Obama telling the Russian President that he'll be able to kiss Putin's ring after this pesky election thingy....

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Because the average soldier is a moron and needs the example of exceptionally harsh punishment to keep him/her in line?
    That's your strawman. My point is that actions have consequences, if a person hasn't learned that before entering the military, they are long overdue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Quite the contrary, I concur with the US Military in their condemnation of these actions.


    Given your cartoon you posted in the other thread outright lying about the military, forgive me if i call "bull****".

    Yes the administration needs to condem these actions but you would ruin thier lives over a photograph.....
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That's your strawman. My point is that actions have consequences, if a person hasn't learned that before entering the military, they are long overdue.
    Are you under the impression that there is only one punishment suitable for military morons?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That's your strawman. My point is that actions have consequences, if a person hasn't learned that before entering the military, they are long overdue.

    What makes you think that nothing will be done when this was in the article?

    The Army launched a criminal investigation after the Los Angeles Times showed officials copies of the photos, which recently were given to the paper by a soldier from the division.

    "It is a violation of Army standards to pose with corpses for photographs outside of officially sanctioned purposes," said George Wright, an Army spokesman. "Such actions fall short of what we expect of our uniformed service members in deployed areas."

    Wright said that after the investigation, the Army would "take appropriate action" against those involved. Most of the soldiers in the photos have been identified, said Lt. Col. Margaret Kageleiry, an Army spokeswoman.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    So why are they trying to keep us there? Why are you avoiding my question? Which country has ditched Democracy?

    edit: Funny...you denounce Karzai when it suits you, but quote him when it suits you....What would you call that?
    The money of course! We are their largest source of moolah! Karzai realizes that we, his protectors and source of income, will be leaving soon and he will either have to start taking sides with the people, or run off to another country like he did before.

    Which Democracy have we set up is not one of the most corrupt in the world?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Do you know why we are there? So, you think that they'd be better off under the burka's, and being stoned in the square?

    Oh wait, I know, this is you calling the US imperialist right?
    I didn't a thing about better or worse off. I said, they didn't ask us. And they didn't. And frankly, wouldn't like someone else bring their standards to us, who could say to their country that helped us to be free from our demons, telling us what was best for us. So, the comment has nothing to do with I think is actually better for them. I ,erely point out they did not ask for us.




    Yep, many people use things like this for propaganda. Too bad some of it comes from within.
    Again, whihc has nothing to do with it. We know it hurts the mission.


    Yep, but not a first that's for sure.
    True. Won't be the last either. But that doesn't make it any less stupid.

    Yep, and politicans should all know by now that any mic is live, but yet we still have Obama telling the Russian President that he'll be able to kiss Putin's ring after this pesky election thingy....

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    Yes, they should, all of them, just as they should know past statements are on tape. But, that doesn't make them any less stupid, or hurt the misison any less.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Are you under the impression that there is only one punishment suitable for military morons?


    Congress has some specific ideas...

    " ...The US Military Commissions Act (2006), passed by Congress following the Supreme Court’s decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in 2006, amends Title 10 of the United States Code as follows:
    § 950v. Crimes triable by military commissions

    (b) OFFENSES.—The following offenses shall be triable by military commission under this chapter at any time without limitation:

    (20) INTENTIONALLY MISTREATING A DEAD BODY.—Any person subject to this chapter who intentionally mistreats the body of a dead person, without justification by legitimate military necessity, shall be punished as a military commission under this chapter may direct... "
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    You seem to know a lot about what the average Afghan thinks about...
    Think about it, why would we be fighting on behalf of terrorist scum?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The money of course! We are their largest source of moolah! Karzai realizes that we, his protectors and source of income, will be leaving soon and he will either have to start taking sides with the people, or run off to another country like he did before.
    Run off to another country? Why did he do that?

    Which Democracy have we set up is not one of the most corrupt in the world?
    Do you have a problem with South Korea? I'll ask you for the 8th time, which Democracy has ditched democracy for dictatorship?
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