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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I never said it didn't reflect poorly on soldiers, it does. What I did say was that it is not a crime warranting the type of punishment the anti-soldiers are screaming for.
    I don't know what they are screaming for, or even who "they" are. What do you think would be appropriate?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I don't know what they are screaming for, or even who "they" are. What do you think would be appropriate?
    Reduction in grade, 45/45 at most.

    They are folks like Catawba calling for dishonorable discharges.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    when we lose the moral highground, we lose the war.
    You never have the moral highground with a people that think you are infidels and should be dead from the beginning. Every incident after that is just icing on the cake for them. We lose the war when American servicemembers are told to fight a war but not really fight it to the best of their ability. We are doing the equivalent of going into a mosh pit with the lights off and being told not to hit a certain kind of person while we're in it. Unrealistic and impossible standards placed on the backs of 19-23 year old men by 40-50 year old men who've never fought a day in their life like they have. I really have a hate and disdain for the Afghan war. Especially having participated in it and coming away with the sour taste that is swallowing my pride and watching a rag tag bunch of ideologues run circles around us because they figured out our rules of engagement years ago.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Reduction in grade, 45/45 at most.

    They are folks like Catawba calling for dishonorable discharges.
    Your punishment works for me. Over reacting is no better than under reacting.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Reduction in grade, 45/45 at most.

    They are folks like Catawba calling for dishonorable discharges.
    well like i said before,had this incident been kept military only,a 45/45 would have been the top punishment.but right now all this is public,and you have to wonder whos going to take the fall,the soldiers or the brass,and i can guarantee you its going to be the soldiers getting max punishment so the brass can say problem solved nothing to see here.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    You never have the moral highground with a people that think you are infidels and should be dead from the beginning. Every incident after that is just icing on the cake for them. We lose the war when American servicemembers are told to fight a war but not really fight it to the best of their ability.....
    taking smiley photos next to the mangled corpses of dead enemies, has nothing to do with fighting a war.

    its about a sick mind getting pleasure from a sick joke.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, I'm not sure we should aim for the lesser of two evils.
    ....since there is no other option, you think if we're going to be less than perfect, we might as well be the Baddest Mo Fo On the Planet?


    well, that's a very American response, so I can't fault you on style... but I'm thinking maybe there are some "greatest in human history" slots we should leave to liberal atheists, like Mao

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

    Frankly I could give a rat's arse if they come home with a necklace of ears and a backpack full of scalps.


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    The ONLY reason I think the pics are bad is from a PR standpoint.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    taking smiley photos next to the mangled corpses of dead enemies, has nothing to do with fighting a war.
    indirectly. having the kind of aggressive/dark-humor approach to death that allows you to take pictures with dead people, play with enemy body parts, laugh at a puppy getting thrown off a cliff, or do the Captain-Jack-Morgan stance while pissing on a slain foe has everything to do with keeping a unit of young males capable of continuing to operate in a combat environment.

    Again.



    those shocked - just shocked - in this thread are like a tourist in mexico trying to "blend in" with the locals by speaking loudly and putting an "-O" on the end of every word-o, just-o, like-o, espanolo. He thinks he knows what he's talking about, but it is instantly obvious to every native that he is utterly clueless.

    its about a sick mind getting pleasure from a sick joke.
    yes. we call those minds human beings who are in combat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Frankly I could give a rat's arse if they come home with a necklace of ears and a backpack full of scalps......
    sorry, but I find such sick & twisted behavior, to be contrary to our mission there.

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