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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    You don't think that it is highly doubtfull he will be punished based on the welcome he received when he was brought back? You think the President and his Administration would willfully commit political suicide?
    there is no concrete evidence confirming he intended to defect, apart from speculation.
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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.
    Whereas on the Right it's "Duty, Honor, Country, and let's go invade a nation that presents no threat to America and is not allied with those who attacked America!"

    No thank you, AR, after what y'all got us into under Bush 43 (meaning that ALL of you decided to ignore Bush 41's warnings), y'all have NO room to talk when it comes to foreign policy, much less the matter of when we should and should not send our men and women in uniform into harm's way.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    there is no concrete evidence confirming he intended to defect, apart from speculation.
    Are you sure about that? Maybe there is, but we are just not being exposed to it. Should we not demand an explanation as to how one of our soldiers dissapeared? Ok, what if he did not defect. We should be interested in how he was abducted shouldn't we? I certainly am interested in the circumstances. For no other reason that maybe it will uncover that he really is a hero, or that possibly that he really is a deserter. Is that not important?
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    it authorized the "war on terror"
    It authorizes the War on Terror with a Stipulation.....No Negotiating with terrorists.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if he intentionally walked off in an act of defection, we will punish him accordingly.



    You don't know that for a fact because it hasn't happened yet.

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    there is no concrete evidence confirming he intended to defect, apart from speculation.



    When did speculation start being concrete evidence?

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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Whereas on the Right it's "Duty, Honor, Country, and let's go invade a nation that presents no threat to America and is not allied with those who attacked America!"

    No thank you, AR, after what y'all got us into under Bush 43 (meaning that ALL of you decided to ignore Bush 41's warnings), y'all have NO room to talk when it comes to foreign policy, much less the matter of when we should and should not send our men and women in uniform into harm's way.

    Uhm.....no not quite. BO has no room to talk!


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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    No, it did NOT happen this way during previous administrations. Nearly half of ALL filibusters of presidential nominations in American history have taken place since Obama took office. Not since the Civil War have we seen this degree of obstructionism.

    And it will continue when 'who is in charge' changes. It's just a ramping up of the partisan bickering, both sides do it…. how often have the rules been changed in the Senate so a party can have their way? Yeah, it works both ways, to be blind to that is quite sad and pathetic.
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    You bring up a good point...except that it is not proven that he deserted. We have indications of such, but do we have proof that would stand up in a court-martial?

    Other people that were delayed with him saying he just walked off…. yeah, it seems there is enough proof of such a thing. Unless you want to brand several other soldiers as liars. Right?
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    Re: US soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if he intentionally walked off in an act of defection, we will punish him accordingly.
    Much like we have punished those responsible for Bengahzi?
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