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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Back on topic, isn't it at least understandable that the soldiers did this?

    My brother-in-law was a soldier, and has no sympathy for what happens to the terrorists that killed his comrades.
    why should I try to understand why someone would be sick enough to pose with a mangled dead body for a photo?

    at the very least, this is a sign of mental illness.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Yes, as I and others have stated many times before.
    Following the line that it is understandable, shouldn't the punishments be less severe, since these soldiers have to deal with the terror of dying/being captured and tortured on a daily basis?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans - CBS News


    U.S. troops posed with body parts of Afghan bombers - latimes.com

    All of these guys who are doing this are a disgrace to the United States and the military.
    US troops need to ensure that corpses appear presentable once those they belong to have been killed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Following the line that it is understandable, shouldn't the punishments be less severe, since these soldiers have to deal with the terror of dying/being captured and tortured on a daily basis?
    I can't judge, as I don't know what the actual punishment is. I don't believe they should be discharged.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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

    if they broke the rules, they should be punished.

    end of story.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Not only that, but they are inherently stupid.

    I vote we start discharging soldiers who do this immediately and forthwith. Have a proven undoctored photo? Out you go. ENOUGH!!!
    Cool. An easy way to get out of the military

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

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    US troops need to ensure that corpses appear presentable once those they belong to have been killed.
    Well, they only borrowed the pieces for a little while.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I have complete respect for our men and women in the military (I once was one), this **** has just has to stop. What in hell is going on with behavior? Do they think the are trophies, like a large fish caught or a deer killed in the hunt.
    What's wrong with taking pride in your work?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Not only that, but they are inherently stupid.

    I vote we start discharging soldiers who do this immediately and forthwith. Have a proven undoctored photo? Out you go. ENOUGH!!!
    I think that's rather harsh. Have you lived the life of a soldier, fearing death every day as your friends and comrades are blown up, tortured, and dismembered? Not only do I understand their act, I sympathize with them.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I think that's rather harsh. Have you lived the life of a soldier, fearing death every day as your friends and comrades are blown up, tortured, and dismembered? Not only do I understand their act, I sympathize with them.
    its interesting to know that you would sympathize with Taliban or Al Qaeda soldiers posing with the mangled remains of American troops, in photos for their friends.

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