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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    What the heck are you talking about him being discharged. How was he still in the Army and deployed if he was discharged.
    Also you still haven't said what he did that is so awesome.
    I thought this was the Snowden thread. My apologies.


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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin' Apache. Yep BO did go around the Law again. Which now the Republicans need to take him to task on this. He Negotiated with Terrorists. Moreover.....his excuses just don't cut it. Here is what Team BO is saying in his defense.





    The White House agreed that actions were taken in spite of legal requirements and cited "unique and exigent circumstances" as justification.

    Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon of California and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said in a statement that Obama is required by law to notify Congress 30 days before any terrorists are transferred from the U.S. facility. They said Obama also is required to explain how the threat posed by such terrorists has been substantially mitigated.

    In response, the White House said it moved as quickly as possible given the opportunity that arose to secure Bergdahl's release. Citing "these unique and exigent circumstances," the White House said a decision was made to go ahead with the transfer despite the legal requirement of 30 days advance notice to Congress.....snip~

    GOP lawmakers: Prisoner exchange violated law

    BO knows he was going around Congress again.....he knowingly knows. So now its up to the Republicans need to call him out on this. As he can't show releasing these 5 Chumps that they are not a threat to US Personnel and American citizens.
    And a top to the morning to you MMC, well it's still the A.M. out here on the Left Coast.

    I saw that this morning, the Obama administration is already changing their story in less than 24 hours after coming out announcing that they traded five extremely dangerous high ranking Taliban leaders for one American deserter.

    Why didn't they in the beginning announced they broke the law and gave the reason when they first announced the exchange ?

    You watch, the Obama White House excuses and story will keep changing.

    The Obama White House still hasn't explained why they brought this deserter to the White House still wearing his Taliban beard and treated him as a hero.

    Deserting from your unit in a combat zone is worse than buggery, it's worse than surrendering, it's worse than falling asleep on your post in combat. Why isn't this guy in the stockade right now ? Why is he still wearing the Taliban beard ?

    Is this another attempt of covering up the incompetencies of the Obama administration ?

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Nice non-response.

    Seriously. A POW has been released. If you want to be pissed off about that, then whatever.
    How am I supposed to respond to personal attacks? Want me to report you to yourself?

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Yes. It is inexcusable and Obama should abdicate.

    He won't, of course.....
    I would prefer people just stop voting for people like him. They wont, of course.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The USA needs Qatar just as much as Qatar needs the USA and Qatar knows that.
    Not to mention Obama doesn't have the balls to do anything. Qatar knows that, too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    I think Obama really stepped in it here. I just can't fathom why anyone, including his advisors did not see what a disaster this could turn into. What if it turns out that this soldier deserted and skirted his oat and responsibilities as a soldier by being "captured" by the enemy? There are two disturbing conclusions I can think off right off the top of my head. He either cares very little for the military in the sense where good order and discipline need to be maintained. Or he just really did not think of the consequences at all....

    I mean just paint the picture yourself. You have the President of the United States shaking hands and giving a warm welcome to someone who may have deserted his unit and got several soldiers in his unit killed trying to find him. You have the President of the United States warmly welcoming someone who's beliefs run contradictory to the war effort he is sending troops in to fight. You have the President of the United States standing next to someone who may hold extremist beliefs that continue to kill Americans all over the world. Does anyone else but myself see this, or is everyone wearing the same blinders? I really am beside myself..... I am not even a politician and I can even understand why Obama would have distanced himself from this situation. Maybe mention that they have secured his release and give a brief statement that he is glad he is able to bring an American citizen back to America, but leave it at that. Even that may have been to much...
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I would prefer people just stop voting for people like him. They wont, of course.
    Now that is a good idea. Now all we need do is make it so?

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not to mention Obama doesn't have the balls to do anything. Qatar knows that, too.
    Yeah.....like we shouldnt be listening to Qatar. These Mopes have all been backing that MB and have proven they are nothing more than some **** stirrers themselves. We shouldn't be listening to the Taliban nor Qatar.

    Qatar is the one offering assurances. Well.....if anything. We should be making an Offer to Qatar. One that THEY can't Nor wont refuse.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    and you're so influenced by the conservative entertainment media that you're actually pissed off about a POW being released after five ****ing years in captivity?

    seriously. i mean, i understand that it's possible to hate a president that much, but seeing it in the wild is still stunning every time. this guy is not the president. he is a POW. what is Fox saying about him?

    never mind, i just went and looked. Fox cleverly inserted the "desertion" angle, just as i expected. and turned off comments for the article. i wonder why.
    Probably because the comments were coming from those who served and these vets started using words that soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen use.

    Forget about Obama breaking the law again, it's expected.

    It's about a "sad sack" of a soldier who committed a capital offense and let down the soldiers of his unit, the U.S. Army and America and deserted his post in a combat zone. During war time, desertion (Article 85 UCMJ) death by musketry. That's how serious this is. And this low life shows up at the White House still wearing his Taliban beard and is treated as a hero. What the **** is going on ?

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I thought this was the Snowden thread. My apologies.
    I wondered what you were talking about. Lol

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