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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    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 ?


    What we should do.....is embarrass BO to explain why he used the word Exigent. Then ask him why he would use Big words he doesn't understand then throw them out to the average and Poor Americans. Start humiliating his ass in Public and in front of that Camera.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    I wondered what you were talking about. Lol
    Lets just say 7 Great Divides and posting sometimes lead to this


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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Doubt that will happen, considering the administration apparently broke the law itself to gain the guy's release.
    It's amazing how Obama has no compunction about breaking laws.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I understand and accept that Helix's rule states that given enough time and participation, a thread about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich will turn into a flame war, but this is even more stunning.

    A POW has been released after five years in captivity, and the right is pissed off about it? Seriously?

    Five years, man.

    Five ****ing years.
    Five years is nothing comparable to the firing squad which is the punishment for desertion during war in a combat zone.

    Private Slovik found that out when General Eisenhower signed off on his execution.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    It's amazing how Obama has no compunction about breaking laws.
    That's Right MC.....he knowingly knows what he did. He must have thought people forgot he was an attorney. Or alleged to be one, that is.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    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...



    This whole situation is a mess.

    And I'm inclined to think that it won't look any better in the future.

    If and when we find out more about how this guy became a 'POW', it might stink more.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    What we should do.....is embarrass BO to explain why he used the word Exigent. Then ask him why he would use Big words he doesn't understand then throw them out to the average and Poor Americans. Start humiliating his ass in Public and in front of that Camera.
    We use words like DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY and Obama and the entire White House staff go scrambling looking for a dictionary.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Lets just say 7 Great Divides and posting sometimes lead to this
    At least you had the cajones to admit you thought you were responding to a diffrent thread with a diffrent topic.

    I've also done it.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    It's amazing how Obama has no compunction about breaking laws.
    It's part of the Unitary Executive, passed down to him from his predecessor.

    Though in this particular case, it ain't no big deal. He should have notified Congress first, yes.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    We use words like DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY and Obama and the entire White House staff go scrambling looking for a dictionary.
    We should catch him talking to the poor.....then jump his ass and humiliate him in front of them. Telling him to explain why he would use words to those that don't understand such. Just how is that being fair to them.

    Or didn't he want to explain his Social Class of being Wealthy to them?

    Other parties and the Republicans should be taking the Democrats to task over how they divide up the country. Its time to start dividing them up. To the point of non-existence.

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